Finished Cabled Baby Jacket (and mittens, and a little ornament)

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007
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Cabled Baby Jacket

Happy Christmas Eve, suckaz! I am finishing things like all get out.

Cabled Baby Jacket, started June 13th, 2007, finished December 21st, 2007
Pattern: Cabled Baby Jacket from Nursery Knits by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Higgins Tweed, sadly discontinued.
Needles: Size 4 circulars.
Modifications: None! The pattern was wonderful, perfectly clear and needed no improvements.
Would I knit it again? I love this little jacket so much. I would definitely knit it again for any future babies that spring from my womb, but I think I’ll stick to knits that require less seaming when I knit for other people’s babies. I don’t have much time for finishing, because I prefer to knit on the TTC instead of seaming and all my other time is taken up with school. I’m terrible with putting it off, so it takes me longer to finish a seamed object than a non-seamed object, which means there’s greater pressure and I constantly fret that the baby will get too big and the present will be ruined. Still, it came out fantastic and hopefully the parents will like it.

This is my first officially finished sweater/jacket that I’ve ever made. Oh wait! That’s not true, but it is the first sweater/jacket I’ve ever had to seam, so it was good practise to prepare for the two sweaters I want to finish by the beginning of 2007. I learned a lot about how to seam sleeves, so hopefully the set in sleeves I want to seam this week will be easier because of that. Does anyone have any tips for me in terms of seaming?

Here’s a close-up of the front of the jacket. I love the buttons! Pardon the photo, I was in a rush to get it photographed because we had to leave soon.

Cabled Baby Jacket

As well as being able to deliver on the baby jacket, I also finally managed to line these mittens for The Beau’s sister. She loved them! They took two days to knit, and a year to line. This is fairly standard for me.

Mittens

Last but not least, a little ornament for the tree. It took about two hours because I knit them straight and had to do a little seaming. I used Bernat Satin; two balls cost me $5 and I’m hoping to get another four sweaters out of them for presents for my aunts and uncles.

Sweater Tree Ornament

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4 Comments to “Finished Cabled Baby Jacket (and mittens, and a little ornament)”

  1. Love them all, but especially the darling ornament! Have a wonderful holiday!

    Comment by
    fleegle
    December 24, 2007 @ 5:54 pm
  2. What a lovely baby jacket! I will have to add it to my list of baby knits.

    Comment by monica
    December 27, 2007 @ 10:34 am
  3. That is such a beautiful sweater. I don’t have any advice on the actuals seaming – but I always refer to my knitters book of finishing techniques anytime I have any seaming/finishing to do. It’s a great book and makes things a lot less daunting.

    Comment by Macoco
    December 27, 2007 @ 12:28 pm
  4. Thank goodness for the drainhole in my keyboard! Nice jacket!

    Comment by fleegle
    January 16, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

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