I finally finished this sweater for baby Stella. She is a few months old, but still petite, so this will be big even now. It is a Dale of Norway fair isle, knit in the round starting at the bottom with a front steek. I got up the nerve to sew and cut the steek last week. I started by steaming the sweater flat, and sewing a double line of stitches down each side, carefully pulling the yarn ends to the opposite side while stitching.
Then, I cut away all the yarn ends
And, bravely cut down the middle between my sewing lines. No matter how many times I do this, it still makes me a bit nervous:
Next came picking up stitches, knitting the band with a fold-over flap to conceal my cut edge line, and finding the right buttons. I am very happy with the results. I hope that the baby gets lots of wear out of it.
I wrapped it up and delivered it today.
Pattern: 14206 Yoked Cardigan
Pattern Source: Dale of Norway Book #142
Yarn: Baby Ull by Dale of Norway
Needles: US 1 and US 2
Date Started: 1/5/12
Date Finished: 1/24/12
Finished Dimensions: 12 Month old