Twin Sweaters!

Finished! I still need to wash and block them, but they are done done done. Fritz and Sweetpea were happy to model, since I don't have real babies in my house.
Project Details
Yarn: Cotton Ease
Needles: 5.00 mm
For: Our neighbors have new twin granddaughters
Started/Finished: February 17, Finished today.
Modifications: the pattern calls for picking up stitches along the sides and knitting the sleeves down to the cuff. I knit them separately and sewed them in, since I think it looks neater. I also forgot to put in buttonholes on the first one, so I used snaps and just sewed the buttons on top. I made the second one the same.
What I Learned: Baby sweaters take longer than you think. It also helps if you don't wait to start knitting until after the babies are born.
Pattern Rating: 5 Stars. It's a very simple pattern, with only one minor error. After you pick up the stitches for the hood, you increase for a bit in the back center, then knit straight and do a three needle bind off. There is one extra stitch if you do the increases as directed. It was easy to fix.
NOW, I get to go cast on that pretty shawl I showed in the last post. I've been looking forward to that all week!

 

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Twin Sweaters! — 5 Comments

  1. How nice that you’ve caught the carrot you’ve dangled in front of you all week! Cozy baby sweaters…my Mom knitted sweaters for my babies, a simple double breasted kimono with buttons. I think the pattern was from a newspaper, back when newspapers published craft patterns. As they got older, she used a cardigan pattern over and over, but varied the yarn color and intarsia motif for the pocket. I confess not knitting more than a couple of sweaters for my kids, mainly because my Mom kept them in knitwear all through elementary school.

  2. Great! and yes, you certainly can reward yourself with shawl knitting. Now the question is -what do you do with all the shawls…..

  3. Absolutely adorable! Think I’ll have to make these for my almost year old twin grandsons. Great job!