December 26, 2008

I made a sweater in one day and you can too!

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raglan sweater tree ornament, originally uploaded by alicethelma.

Over the years, I have been gradually converting the xmas tree into a showcase for hand knit ornaments. Two years ago my obsession was mini-socks and mittens. Last year I went cuckoo for mini felted oven mitts. This year, I have discovered doll-sized sweaters.

I’d been looking for a way to use leftover sock yarn and also commemorate and remember the beloved socks I have knit from the beloved sock yarn. So I researched free mini sweater patterns on Ravelry and discovered this lovely pattern.

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It seemed easy enough and the greatest thing about the pattern is the fact that it’s a TOP DOWN sweater – knit from the neck down. I haven’t attempted that method for knitting a sweater (although I have wanted to) and this was a great chance to familiarize myself with the technique in a miniature way. Sort of like a top-down sweater sampler.

Well the pattern is fun and easy and a great way to use up those bits of leftover sock yarn, beloved or not. I’ve been churning them out at a rate of about one per day. So what are you waiting for? If you start now, you too can knit a sweater in a day!

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[BTW If anyone has any advice about making the tiny hangers, from wire I think, I would love to hear your advice/tips.]


Anonymous said...

I love this!!! What a great idea!! I am going to start working on ornaments for next years tree!!

Opal said...

those tiny sweaters are too cute!

weebug said...

even though it is slightly past christmas, i am going to try this. my usual pattern involves lots of seaming. this seems (no pun intended) like a more efficient method!