Eyelet Vest

Well, I can’t believe this but I’ve actually started and finished a baby sweater in the post-partum period. It’s a good thing I learned how to knit while nursing – otherwise my knitting days would be over with! I still need to find a button for the back and a ribbon to run through the eyelet holes but the everything else is done. Take a look:


Pattern: Eyelet Vest from Debbie Bliss’ “Special Knits” book
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport in Orchid
Needles: US4
Modifications: I knit in the round until the armholes because I wanted to minimize the amount of seaming. I can knit while nursing. I can’t seam while nursing.

So what’s next, you ask? I still need to finish the most boring socks on the planet – remember those?

Ugh. This is not a sock I look forward to working on but I’m almost done with the second sock so I’d be a fool to let them sit on the shelf, right? I also need to knit the thumb on my second Lapland Mitten. Can you believe that I’ve done everything but the thumb? How pathetic.

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16 comments so far

  1. julia on

    You’re little one is adorable, as well as the sweaters! That’s the second time this week, I read on a blog, people can knit while nursing. How do you do it? What’s the trick?

  2. julia on

    You’re little one is adorable, as well as the sweaters! That’s the second time this week, I read on a blog, people can knit while nursing. How do you do it? What’s the trick?

  3. Emma on

    That’s the cutest little baby pinafore I ever saw! Gorgeous. Good thing you learned to knit and nurse. Congratulations!

  4. Emma on

    That’s the cutest little baby pinafore I ever saw! Gorgeous. Good thing you learned to knit and nurse. Congratulations!

  5. goodkarma on

    What a sweet little vest. I love how the shaping blends right in with the ribbing. Yay!

  6. goodkarma on

    What a sweet little vest. I love how the shaping blends right in with the ribbing. Yay!

  7. Laura B on

    The eyelet vest is so cute. I did that one for a friend last year, but now that I see it again, I think maybe I should do one for my own baby girl. I love the color too!

  8. Laura B on

    The eyelet vest is so cute. I did that one for a friend last year, but now that I see it again, I think maybe I should do one for my own baby girl. I love the color too!

  9. amanda cathleen on

    great vest! I’m going to have to get my hands on that book, sounds like there are lots of great patterns in it. Good thing you learned to knit while nursing!

  10. amanda cathleen on

    great vest! I’m going to have to get my hands on that book, sounds like there are lots of great patterns in it. Good thing you learned to knit while nursing!

  11. GIA on

    is that “boring” sock a tube? oR is there a heel?

    Im looking for a tubs sock pattern, and I really like that one! I think its cute…bt im partial to blue :)

    GiA

  12. GIA on

    is that “boring” sock a tube? oR is there a heel?

    Im looking for a tubs sock pattern, and I really like that one! I think its cute…bt im partial to blue :)

    GiA

  13. Christine on

    Your little one will look like a knockout in that! Beautiful! I’m there on the no-seaming while nursing. Ok, I’m not there on the nursing (many, many years ago) but I’m there on the no seaming! SO CUTE!

    I’ve got a whole drawer full of boring browns and blacks and greys waiting for me to make them into socks…boring socks with no detailing. Ick! Good luck with yours!

  14. Christine on

    Your little one will look like a knockout in that! Beautiful! I’m there on the no-seaming while nursing. Ok, I’m not there on the nursing (many, many years ago) but I’m there on the no seaming! SO CUTE!

    I’ve got a whole drawer full of boring browns and blacks and greys waiting for me to make them into socks…boring socks with no detailing. Ick! Good luck with yours!

  15. forbidden knitter on

    Beatrix is beatiful, she will look adorable in that vest. Well done!

  16. forbidden knitter on

    Beatrix is beatiful, she will look adorable in that vest. Well done!


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