Saturday, September 4, 2010

World's Cutest Hoody

I recently came across an adorable baby sweater using my colorwork whale chart.

ravelry user nupsi (from england, i believe) was kind enough to allow me to share photos of her project - is anyone else jealous of the baby who gets to wear this?!

here are the details:

knit hoodie #3812 by bernat design studio
& colorwork whale chart (linked above and to your right)


when i inquired about the yarn used in the project, nupsi said that she actually didn't know the exact type and fiber content, because she'd been given a large amount of mystery yarn by her late grandmother and wanted to put them to good use.  (destash 2010 is in full effect across the globe!) 

her best guess (by feel) is that the light blue is a thick wool/acrylic mix, the whales are knit with 2 strands of yarn held together (one being a dark blue cotton, the other being a lighter blue wool), and the water spouts are also a wool/acrylic mix. 

additionally, all the whales were knit using scrap yarns - a great way to use up leftover bits from other projects while making something super-cute.  i'm no knitting historian, but i'm guessing that's probably how intarsia and fair isle knitting got started - the sheer economy of wanting to use up as much yarn as possible. 

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