Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater

This is the Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys, a free pattern on Ravelry.


Eleanor's asked me to knit a couple of things for her friend who is expecting her first baby and when I was looking for patterns on Ravelry, it was the Seamless part of the name which grabbed my attention. I hate sewing things up so I try to knit everything I can in one piece, it's just so much easier for me.


I used Stylecraft Wondersoft Baby Double Knitting in the Humpty Dumpty colourway, a yarn which Eleanor chose when we were on holiday in Cornwall. I wasn't sure about the colours or the patterning in the yarn but I think it's knit up rather nice.


I picked up the buttons on a recent visit to York. Duttons For Buttons have just about every colour and shape you could ever want. I wasn't sure which colour to go for but in the end I went with Aqua. I'm pleased with my choice.


Babies tend to grow rather quickly but as this is a size 0-6 months it should last a little while before she outgrows it. I'm enjoying knitting some baby garments, they're an easy knit and are really cute when they're finished.

38 comments:

  1. Very pretty. What an interesting yarn, I bet you couldn't put it down.

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    1. I like how the yarn has patterned but I had to made a couple of cut and joins in the sleeves to get the pattern to match. That's the only problem with long patterns in yarn.

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  2. The colours are beautiful, and perfect for the colder weather through the winter months. I have wool for a couple of jumpers for Will, I love knitting for small people, they are finished so fast.

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    1. I wasn't sure about the colour or pattern of the yarn when Eleanor chose it but I really like how it's knit up. The baby is due in November so this is a perfect pattern for a winter baby. I haven't had much reason to knit baby garments for a long time so it's nice to have Eleanor's friend to knit for.

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  3. That is lovely.I love the colours and I love Duttons for buttons!

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    1. I could spend hours in Duttons For Buttons. If you don't find what you're looking for there I don't think you'll find it anywhere. There was a lady in the shop looking for buttons in the shape of a tractor whilst I was there and sure enough, she found them.

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  4. It's gorgeous. The colours have knit up beautifully. It must have been a change to knit for a baby after all those stitches on Eleanor's sweater. X

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    1. There was such a difference in the stitch count between Eleanor's sweater and this, and the thickness of the yarn made a difference too. It was nice to have a quick knit.

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  5. What a cute little cardigan and the colours are lovely. I’m definitely tempted by patterns that don’t require sewing up xx

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    1. I purposely look for garments which are knit in one piece now, I can never face the sewing up at the end. I think they look neater too.

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  6. It's beautiful! I love this yarn colorway, it really jumped out at me in your other post showing it. Something about the green and the tiny bits of pink. I love green and pink together. You did a lovely job with this sweet little sweater.

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    1. I know Eleanor likes pink and green together as those are the colours she chose when I crocheted her blanket so that's probably why she chose this yarn. I think it's knit up really nice.

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  7. Very pretty with lovely colours too. Nice to knit smaller items sometimes. The button shop sounds like a place to get lost in for hours xcx

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    1. I'm really enjoying knitting some baby garments for a change. Duttons For Buttons is a lovely shop, they do sell other things too but it's mainly buttons.

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  8. Ohhh, this is the most precious thing!!!!!!!!!!!

    The shape, the colors, everything....

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    1. I'm really pleased with it, I hope Eleanor's friend is too.

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    1. It's a lovely pattern, one I'd definitely use again.

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  10. Oh it's so lovely, Jo. Good to know that Duttons for Buttons is still in York. We've been to York many times and I *always* go into Duttons just to see their vast selection!

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    1. Duttons For Buttons have shops in Harrogate and Ilkley now too, though I've only ever visited the York branch. It's like a treasure trove of buttons.

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  11. So very sweet!!!

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    1. I'm really pleased with it, it knit up better than I expected.

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  12. The cardigan came out beautiful Jo, I love the colour. I don't like sewing up either and it's a bonus when you come across a nice pattern that is seamless. I'm sure Eleanor's friend will love it.

    Hope your toe is getting better

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    1. I actively look for patterns which don't require any sewing up, I hate it that much. I'm really pleased with this pattern and will probably knit it again at some point. The pain in my toe comes and goes but I'm sure it won't be long until it's feeling better.

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  13. What a beautiful gift! That sweater is darling. Darling darling darling!

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    1. I wished I was using a plain coloured yarn when I started this but I think the patterned yarn has come out really nice, I'm really pleased with it.

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  14. A stunning knit, such a beautiful yarn so very different.

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    1. I love the name of the yarn too, Humpty Dumpty.

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  15. This is lovely Jo, I love the colours in the yarn.

    Hope your toe is healing well.

    All the best Jan

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    1. It's a lovely weight too. It's going to be a winter baby so it should keep her nice and warm. I'm still hobbling around on my toe but I'm hoping it will start to ease off soon.

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    1. It's a cute knit. It's sure to keep the baby nice and warm in the winter months.

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    1. It's a lovely pattern, I enjoyed knitting it.

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    1. It turned out better than I expected it to and Eleanor's friend really liked it.

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  19. What a sweet little pattern. I bet Elanor's friend is thrilled with the new wardrobe you are whipping up!
    Lisa x

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    1. Eleanor said that her friend was really pleased with the knitted garments. I don't think many people dress their babies in hand made things as much as they used to.

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