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Project info
The Zippy Sweater
Kangaroo Vest by Hannah Fettig
Knitting
Tommy (5.5 mo old in these pictures)
12 months
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
245 yards
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
118 yards in stash
1.6 skeins = 219.2 yards (200.4 meters), 80 grams
42-8
Blue
Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK
26 yards in stash
0.25 skeins = 26.3 yards (24.0 meters), 12 grams
140
10602
Brown
Notes

Sweater #7 of 12 in 2012.

7/26/12 - swatching…24 sts on 5s, going with this instead of the recommended 25 sts.

8/4 I am thinking I might frog this and use Debbie Bliss yarn instead, much softer than the Knit One Crochet One’s Creme Brulee (which is what I swatched with) and washable too. Thinking….

8/5 Frogged the Creme Brule. Starting over with the DB Baby Cashmerino. Went down a needle size. I think this will be much better for the baby.

8/12- Finished the back, knit the front and then frogged the front because I didn’t like how the intarsia looked ( a little sloppy).

8/14- done front and back and seaming. Will pick up for neckline/arms tomorrow. The intarsia is really better suited to woolier yarns, not great for the Snuggle Bamboo + Baby Cashmerino, but the colors and softness of this little vest are perfect.

8/16- Done. Cute. Blocking.

8/18- Yikes!! I can’t get it over my baby’s head! Originally I picked up 80 stitches. After ripping out the collar, I picked up 98 stitches, and it fits with room to spare.

more here: http://megrokeknits.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-zippy-sweate...

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July 26 2012
August 16 2012
 
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About this yarn
by Debbie Bliss
Sport
55% Merino, 33% Acrylic, 12% Cashmere goat
137 yards / 50 grams
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About this yarn
by Sirdar
DK
80% Bamboo, 20% Wool
105 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: November 15, 2010
  • Project created: July 26, 2012
  • Finished: August 16, 2012
  • Updated: November 30, 2012
  • Progress updates: 7 updates