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Project info
Hero Quimby's Sweater & Hat
Kalamazoo Knits
Knitting
Needle and yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Dale Garn Baby Ull
Blue
Yarns By Design in Neenah, Wisconsin
Handmaiden Fine Yarn Casbah Sock
Yarns By Design in Neenah, Wisconsin
Notes

This is the set I knit for Cara’s surprise baby shower! It was a fun little knit and quick to finish! I bought the pattern, “Baby’s First Cable Cardigan” by Diane Kostecki (Kalamazoo Knits Pattern #31) at the Aussie Sock Yarn booth at Rhinebeck. I haven’t been able to find the pattern online -- not on Ravelry, not on Etsy.

The set was knit with two strands held together; either two strands of Dale Baby Ull in “neutral” navy blue (solid) or one strand each of Baby Ull and Hand Maiden Casbah (color). I needlessly feared running out of Casbah while I worked the sweater and was still concerned, obviously, when I knit the hat, hence the alternating of five rows solid, five rows color. And, don’t you just know it, I still have some of that yarn left!

I highly recommend the pattern, if you can find it. It was quick and fun and not fiddly to finish, yet is a very nice little sweater. The worst part about some baby knits is the fiddle factor when it comes to finishing… ask me how I know, and how many baby knits it took me to figure it out, and how many are still unfinished. There are only two small seams to sew (sleeves) on this sweater, and I think it could probably be knit with no seams to sew at all!

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Finished
February 2008
February 2008
 
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
Baby Ull
by Dale Garn
Fingering / 4 ply
100% Wool
180 yards / 50 grams
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About this yarn
Casbah Sock
by Handmaiden Fine Yarn
Fingering / 4 ply
80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
355 yards / 115 grams
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  • Project created: February 25, 2008
  • Finished: February 25, 2008
  • Updated: December 9, 2010