Sunday, January 20, 2008

Shells Raglan Sweater

In my sick stupor this weekend, I haven't been able to do much but lay in bed, so I finally finished Pi's raglan sweater!

I didn't use a pattern, just the general guidelines for a raglan. The top and sleeves are worked in hdc. I increased on the last light pink row by 20 or so stitches and worked shells to get the A-line fit for her.

I added buttons though they are mismatched. She was too excited for me to go and get all matchng buttons, so they are all the same size and color, but different styles. I made her a matching headband too, at her request.



She picked all the colors and I ended up using a little more than 5 balls of Plymouth Encore. I used an "I" hook for thr top and a "J" for the shells.

Back



Close up of shells



Pi said the shells remind her of waves and I should call it Ocean Waves. Too cute! I couldn't get her to take it off so that I could get a picture of it flat. She went to stay with her dad last night and took it with her.

Ok, its time for me to jump under the heating pad again. Hope everyone is staying warm in this frigid weather!

10 comments:

Laura said...

Wow, that came out so cute, and that's a great picture of your daughter! That's awesome that you made that without a pattern! I love the pink colors!

Lesalicious said...

Oh Wow look at Pi looking oh so cute love it love it love it. Oh I see you is doing NO pattern hmmm loving you for that lol. Great job Christina and tell Pi I agree it does look like waves in the ocean.:)

Gauge before Beauty said...

Too dang cute for words!!!

Laurah said...

The sweater looks great! I can't believe you did it without a pattern. The shells are so pretty - very wavy like your daughter said. She was smart to request a matching headband. What a lucky little girl!

Umme Yusuf said...

very cute.Lovely colors!

CraftyAshley said...

IT LOOKS GREAT! You are awesome! I hope you get to feeling better. I finally got some meds for my hives. Your sweater looks so good! I can't believe you made it up. And the colors are great as well. Tell Pi that she did good with the colors and that she looks beautiful! Have a great night!

Mimi said...

That's totally pretty!...the whole outfit and the model ;)

Anonymous said...

Chris, this sweater came out great!! The colors, the pattern, your daughter... everything looks amazing! love the shells!! Anony Joyce

Cami said...

It is adorable! Love the colors, Pi has a good eye for picking colors that look good together. And I love the matching headband. Nice work. She looks very excited about them.

Riohnna said...

That came out great!