Another FO!

Posted on October 11, 2006 by knittingpatterns4you | 3 Comments

Babydoll sweter in Prism Cashmere

This is my finished Babydoll pullover knit from Prism Cashmere. I've had this sweater done for about a week now but I kept putting off photographing it, and with good reason: It's impossible to get a clear shot! This was the only one (out of about 20) I shot on Beatrice which came out even partly in focus. I don't know if it's the mostly-white color of the yarn, or the poor lighting in our apartment, or my sinuses, but it took a lot of work to bring you this picture!

I know you all like a good modeling shot, but please remember I'm not feeling too hot and therefore I have cut my face off from this picture:

me wearing the Babydoll Pullover

This shot came out even more blurry than the Beatrice shot, but it's all I got for today. It give you the idea.

All in all I'm really happy with this pullover. I had the idea to knit a babydoll-shaped pullover ever since I saw all the gorgeous ones in shops and on the runways for this season, but this yarn is a bit thick for any design that has gathers. The other design challenge was that I wanted to use only 4 balls of this yarn and I wasn't sure how far that would take me, so I decided on short sleeves to save on yardage. Also, to keep from looking too pregnant in this top (NO I'm not pregnant!) I wanted it to be as long as possible.

In order to achieve all the goals I knit this pullover in a very strange manner. I first knit the front and back starting 1" below the armhole bind offs, and then I knit both sleeves. I sewed these pieces together, did the neckband finishing, and tried it on for fit. It turned out to be perfect, so then I knit the body portion: I picked up stitches around the cast-on edge of the front & back and knit down as far as I could, alternating 2 balls to keep the colors from blotching. When I bound off I had exactly 1.5 yards of yarn left, which was fine because the finishing was all done!

I actually started this project 3x before I came up with this convoluted manner of knitting a pullover, but I have to say it was totally worth it! I love it!

You might think it's weird to have a 100% cashmere pullover with short sleeves, but I'm always hot so for me it's perfect! I might actually get to wear it indoors this winter.

Project specs:
Pattern: My own, slightly babydoll-shaped in front with gathered increases, straight down from there.
Yarn: 4 skeins Prism Cashmere in String exclusive colorway Creme with Denim
Needles: US size 10
Started: September 23, 2006
Finished: October 3, 2006

And in health news, I stayed home again today and slept until almost noon. I started to feel better around 4ish so I'll be back at work tomorrow. It's pouring outside so I'm quite happy I don't have to go out in this weather! Hopefully it'll stop in time for tomorrow's rush hour.

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3 Responses


October 12, 2006

very very cute pullover! i’m pregnant and would actually love something like this :) i may have to borrow from your design ideas for a pullover of my own.


October 12, 2006

It looks great but better on you than on the mannequan even if you are not feeling great and NO you don’t look pregnant! And as you know, I AM OBSESSED with this yarn. I am so happy you are feeling better I am DESPERATE to see you and will probably see you both at lunch and after work.


October 12, 2006

Adorable! I’m glad to hear that you are resting. Rest more.

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