Friday, May 16, 2008

Bye Bye Bunny -Crafting 365/198

Here's my progress on the bunny sweater. The purple yarn is Dark Horse Fantasy and the contrasting yarns are Cotton Ease I had left over from the Moderne Baby Blanket. I am by no means an expert in using the intarsia method and I found I carried the yarn much too tight from section to section on the back of the bunny. In some places I had to cut the yarn and then weave in both ends, so it doesn't look nice and neat on the back. I'm sure there is a knack to this that I haven't yet discovered. Since it's a sweater for a 6 month old, though, I think I'll cover the back of the bunny with fabric or interfacing so there won't be loose ends to catch a baby's hand. I do think the sweater would turn out even better in the bigger sizes (the pattern is also for size 1, 2, and 4) because the bunny wouldn't be quite so prominent.

My knitting time tonight was limited as we went to see a local production of Bye Bye Birdie. The sweater will have to wait to get arms until tomorrow.

3 comments:

woolies said...

omigosh that is so adorable! I love the color, and the bunny..!!

Liz said...

What a a cute sweater! I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Wow I love it. So so darling.