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Knitting Mojo Status: It's Back!

I'm sure you'll all be relieved to hear that the Knitting Mojo has returned! The trick to reviving a tired Knitting Mojo? Baby sweaters! Oh, they are so cute, and, most importantly, small.
I had Tora Froseth's Angle pattern in my Ravelry queue for a while now, and with 2 baby showers coming up, decided to take a crack at it. Well, it turns out that this pattern is so enjoyable that I knit it twice.

One in blue:
Blue Angle
For: My friends Chad and Karen.
Yarn: ? Uh. I'm stumped. I went to Knit NY, near Union Sq, and their selection of yarns is somewhat ... eclectic. I found a fingering weight, machine washable yarn and got 2 balls of "ballpoint blue" and one ball of greenish yellow. I honestly cannot remember the brand!
It was only once I knit with it for a few inches that I realized that I was making an Ikea sweater. Damn.
Needles: US 4, could have gone down to US 3...
I love how stretchy this pattern is. Unstretched, the sweater looks all blue, but when stretched, the stripes pop out! Perfect for a growing baby.
Blue Angle

And one in pink:
Pink Angle
For: Schrodinger and family.
Yarns: 2 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby in dark pink, one ball in light pink, and a bit of black Angora Merino by Sublime. The angora makes the sweater pet-worthy... I was hesitant to add black to a baby sweater, but I ran out of pink yarn for the edging. I seriously considered adding a copy of the book "Urban Babies Wear Black" (which I saw at the MoMA store) to make sure that the color choice was justified and wouldn't shock or offend anyone. Thankfully Cathy liked it! Phew.
Needles: US 3. Learned my lesson!

This sweater is worked all in one piece, without any seams. However, be warned, there is a lot of grafting... And quite a few ends to weave in. I learned pretty quickly that it is best to weave as you go along. If I hadn't, who knows?, my Knitting Mojo might have disappeared. *gasp*

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By Veronique
On Thursday, July 17, 2008
At 7/17/2008 12:55:00 PM