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Oct 4, 2011

Another first -

My 1st sweater!  It might not be perfect, but I'm really happy with it anyways.  He wanted a surfing type pullover for the beach, this is the closest I could come.  I substituted cotton yarn for the stuff called for in the pattern because this needs to be absorbent around water as well as easy wash & dry for playtime, bike riding, etc...


for anyone interested, I used the following:

100% cotton Sugar n'Cream self-striping yarn (cheap at $1.99 a skein!)
Pattern is Lion Brand "Kids to Adult Hoodie" (free download)

Notes ** I substituted the above yarn and used sizes 7 & 9 needles and the pattern written for Child-Large with my substitutions fit the 6 year old boy with room to grow.  

19 comments:

  1. Love it, it looks just like a beach hoodie. Amazing!!!!!

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  2. That looks fantastic! You are truly amazing, with all you do. How many skeins (or yards) of yarn did it take, and how many hours?

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  3. Oh very nice. He looks happy with his new beach hoodie.

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  4. All I can say is WOW. So impressive you made real clothes!

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  5. Your first knitted sweater! Now that is a really an accomplishment to be proud of. Kudos to you! You really kept this a secret. We didn't even get a glimpse of it on the needles, did we? Wow, I am impressed with your natural talent. And to think you taught yourself to knit!

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  6. Thanks, Peggi! I'm a little shocked I made it LOL!
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    Jo, I used 8 skeins of the Sugar n' Cream (little ones), it would have been even cheaper if I could have used the huge skein they also make but they didn't have those in any boyish colors :) It was on the needles about 5 weeks, but if I wasn't such a spaz I could have done it in a week LOL
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    Sparkless, thank you!
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    Jane, I know, right? I'm pretty surprised myself :)
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    Kelly, thanks!
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    Mama Pea, being my first sweater I was a little afraid of saying I was doing it not knowing if I would actually get to the end haha! Natural talent, right.... you funny gal! :)

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  7. REALLY awesome! That's great! It turned out lovely...what's your next project? ;)

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  8. Mama Tea, hmmmm.... LOL I actually started a sweater for myself BEFORE this one and it's crammed in a bag now because it was taking too long and a wee bit difficult haha, maybe I should finish that!

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  9. You've become a master! Fantastic.

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  10. Great Job Erin! Boy, that's a great sweater! He looks very happy. I'm sure he will cherish that sweater forever!

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  11. ARE YOU TALKING ORDERS -OK THAN I NEED ONE DEVINS SIZE AND ANTHONYS SIZE ---JK - I WAS OUTSIDE WITH THE BOYS PLAYING KICKBALL SCORING SYSTEM-ONE OF OUR OWN MAKING---1--LOVE-]--HEHEHE [ THAT WAS THE SCORE ]---SO A plane flies over and A GOES I THINK THAT WAS THE WRIGHT BROS FLYING OVER -REMIND YOU OF ONE OF YOUR WELL ROUNDED EDUCATED KIDS?--REALLY NICE SWEATER ERIN

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  12. Erin, the sweater turned out great! Don't you just love homemade clothes?

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  13. You did an awesome job Erin!

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  14. Look at you go! That is awesome! I still just don't know where you find the time. Either that or your espresso machine is getting a real work out these days!

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  15. You, my dear, are a hard act to follow. I find it almost impossible to believe that is your FIRST sweater! Wonderful job - it's perfect!

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  16. Oh, Erin, that is awesome!! I LOVE it! One of these days, maybe...

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  17. You guys are hilarious! Funny how "awesome" something can look if you have the sweater-wearer stand back far enough from the camera hahaha so you can't see all the knots and poor excuse of a slipstitch LOL! But thank you anyways, it's definitely an accomplishment of sorts :) Searching for the next victim now..... :)

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  18. That's an awesome sweater Erin! I wish I had the skills to knit one for Jonathan.

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