Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Children's Placket-Neck Pullover: Done


For some reason, I faced the biggest mental block with the name of this sweater. I even had to refer back to Ravelry just to title my blog post. I made this lil sweater for my nephew, set to arrive this November. I cast on for Trellis first, but the pattern and the yarn didn't vibe very well. After two attempts with different needle sizes, I gave up and cast on for the CPNP.

Pattern: Children's Placket-Neck Pullover. Easy to follow and minimal seaming. Will definitely use again.

Source: Last Minute Knitted Gifts

Yarn: 3.5 skeins Mission Falls 1824 Cotton, Colorway 402. Size: 0-6/6-12. Because of the yarn sub, I followed instructions for the 0-6 version, except for the length measurements, of which I followed the 6-12. The final sweater dimensions are those of the 6-12 month size.

Needles: Size 6 Addis.


I enjoyed working with the MF Cotton, but will reserve it for projects with an "organic" feel. Its nubby texture workes well for this stockinette sweater, but hides cables and anything that requires sharp stitch definition.

I encountered some gauge issues... I started with Size 7 Needles, but the fabric was too thin and "holey" for me. I reknit with Size 6 needles and the resulting fabric is nice and dense, but maybe a touch thicker than I prefer. I'd rather err on the the "too thick" side, so I went with the 6's.

Final Verdict: Success! It's a versatile little sweater and because it's cotton, it should transition well through the winter/spring seasons. But for now, this sweater will collect dust while we wait for this baby to get here!


With this sweater off the needles, I am officially free to knit just for my baby! (Unless I fall weak and take on other projects...) I already started a new baby sweater set...

...The Pea Pod Baby Set