Monday, April 27, 2009

One For The Boy!

It has been far too long since this boy had a handknit garment from his mum....sure he's had his share of hats and knitted animals but other than that he's only got a scratchy poncho to show for it (which he graciously loves and won't let me recycle even if he can't wear it)!

So I gathered together some of his favourite colours in Cascade 220 and went the stripey route!



The pattern is the Staccato Hoodie from the lovely and talented Kirsten Kapur of throughtheloops. I sort of went with the smallest size and also had a different gauge. I could have made it a little longer and wider in the body but I ended up with using all my yarn with very little left over.
This was also my first hooded and zipped garment!! The sewing in of the zipper had me a little scared (and it didn't help that I started off with a closed zipper-duh) but I'm happy enough with how that part turned out.


Sage is super pleased with it and even though it's mostly too hot to wear in Fresno he'll get to air it at the coast this weekend! Fingers crossed he doesn't get too big for it before the winter season in Massachusetts!

21 comments:

Maryse said...

Wow! Really nice!

Susan said...

It looks so nice on him and I'm really impressed with the zipper.

ladybug-zen said...

it's gorgeous! and so is he! he is such a pretty boy, in a boyish sort of way of course. maybe you shouldn't tell him i said that :)

Kristen said...

What a beautiful sweater, and your boy looks so handsome in it! Considering how uncomfortable the Bay Area was last week, I can't even imagine what Fresno must be like right now.

Your zipper looks great. My one attempt at a zipper thus far ended in defeat.

Kirsten said...

Love!!!!
He looks adorable in it!

marit said...

So cute!

Laughton and Patricia Johnston said...

Yes, know nothing about knitting (though it looks good), but Sage makes a great model!

Dorit said...

Gosh, what a cute boy! :) And a cool boy sweater.

Vaida said...

It's a very nice sweater and your son looks very handsome in it!

Lolly said...

It is just perfect, Gudrun. Love the stripes, and he makes for a great model :) he definitely has your eyes!

Jamisyn said...

He's cute and that sweater is awesome!

Cybèle said...

Boy in a stripy hoodie is as nice as a man in a stripy vest!
I've had some yarn from Knitpicks for ages to knit my 7 year old a striped hoodie. Yours is inspiring me to actually cast it on.

Hilary said...

What a great boy-knit! It looks great on him, and the zipper looks perfect!

handmadehomeschool said...

Excellent! Full of energy and pizazz. Love it.

Eliza said...

that is a wonderful sweater! It looks like Sage likes it too!

melissa said...

it looks great on him! such a good mama, you are. sage looks so much like you, cute!

raining sheep said...

I love that piece. I would wear something like that. I love the colors; it is a great 'boy' piece.

Journeying Five said...

love it! would love to make one for my daughter who is 9...was it hard to adjust the pattern for a child?

kirsten said...

that rocks!
i have been looking for a funky boys hoodie with zip and i think you have found the winner. :)

Poethead said...

What a gorgeous young man, you have there! I have the pattern, but it's still on my list to make! Really pretty.

lucy said...

The hood + the curls + the colours of the sweater are just superb. You picked the just the right pattern!