1.08.2012

the oh-so-adorable Abernathy

Several posts ago I mentioned that I was not going to knit any Christmas gifts… well, I lied! When I saw the Abernathy Sweater by Terri Kruse pop up on Ravelry, I knew I HAD TO KNIT ONE. Unfortunately, I don't have any little boys running around my home, so I thought a worthy recipient would be my friend's one year old son.

I decided a superwash merino is just what this cute little sweater needed to be knit up in for a one year old. I went stash diving, but came up empty handed. Which is quite hard with the size of my stash, but obviously possible! I jumped online to one of my favorite indie dyers, Miss Babs, and found the most perfect skein of Yowza! - Whatta Skein in a dark navy, semi-solid blue called Into The Deep. The yarn arrived in just 3 days! No kidding!

I cast on for the sweet sweater right away. The thing just flew off my needles. One because it was a size 2T, but secondly because the pattern was so engaging. Terri has done a great job keeping the pattern easy to follow and exciting with its seamless construction and a variety of cables throughout. I goofed up a little bit on the collar when picking up my stitches (you can read more about it in my project notes), but in the end I'm totally head over heels for this little knit. I almost didn't give it away! I find children's knits that look like grown up clothing just so stinkin' cute! You be the judge…


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Pattern: Abernathy Sweater
Designer: Terri Kruse
Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza! - Whatta skein
Colorway: Into The Deep
My Rav project page here


I'm so glad I decided to knit a present for Christmas. The mom and grandma of the little boy who received the sweater actually cried. Now, that's a deserving recipient of knitted gifts.

Hugs and stitches!

-Ve

14 comments:

Maryse said...

It is so beautiful! Just perfect for a one year old! And the recipients are totally worthy ;-)

Kristina said...

That's a really cute one! I think it'd be a good one for my 5'11" 14 yo son, too. ;D It can be hard to find sweaters for men.

syd said...

Oooooh! I saw this come through on ravelry and nearly drooled on myself ;-) it's gorgeous!!! You have impeccable taste in yarn, no doubt about it :-)

Ivy said...

Love the idea of replacement button and yarn on the swing tag, too. Nice, thoughtful detail! :-)

sparkeespud said...

That sweater is just darling!

Kelly J. R. said...

Awww. It's so nice when homemade gifts are so appreciated. THAT'S what makes giving them so much fun. The sweater turned out great!

Laura said...

This is so stinking cute. I'll have to put it on my wish list!

Kae said...

Peerfect pairing of pattern and yarn. And.....issn't it great when recipients appreciate a hand knit item!

Kristen said...

GORGEOUS!!! I have my fingers crossed for a friend prepping for her 5th round of IVF. I hope to be knitting this for her soon.

sherry said...

That sweater is adorable!
I can't believe you made someone, no two someones cry. Was anyone pregnant?
I have a new knitting goal, make someone cry when I give the a knitted gift.

sacha said...

That is so beautiful- I want to knot it for my son! I love your blog- thank you

Karen said...

I had not seen this sweater yet. Yours is just wonderful. I don't have a little person to knit for either right now, but I am so infatuated with baby things I just can't stop myself from knitting one now and then.

Suzanne said...

Aw! It's a fantastic finish. The best part of knitting gifts is when they are so well received.

mschoir01 said...

Cute cute cute! I will have to make one for the newest grandson - probably in an oatmeal so he will have that professorial look I know his mother loves!