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August 29, 2006

From Susan — Erika’s Sweater

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 10:35 pm

Here is the sweater I made for my niece.  I knitted it out of Cascade Etoile in color Iris — very soft: 70% kid mohair and 30% acrylic, 164 yds/50 gm.  Probably similar to Kidsilk Haze but bigger.  The gauge on the label is 5 sts/inch on a US 7.  I used a size 6 to get 5.5 sts/in. 

  Erika's Sweater

Here is the pattern.  It is a bolero style from Sirdar.  I made a size 4 because everything I have ever bought her is too small.  I hope she’ll get to wear this some day!  I love the picot edging, but I would have done it differently if I had had time to think.  They picked up the edges after knitting each piece and then did a picot bind off — I would have done a picot cast on and saved a step.  The pattern shows the collar in 1×1 ribbing, but I changed it to reverse st st due to LACK OF TIME!


It looks very different in the yarn I chose but I think it turned out pretty cute.


  1. Pretty darn cute, indeed. You and your sister are such talented and versatile knitters.

    Comment by Karen B. — August 30, 2006 @ 2:22 am

  2. Very cute, I like your version a lot! : )

    Comment by limedragon :-: Harriet — August 30, 2006 @ 6:23 am

  3. Awwwwwww, so cute!

    Comment by Wendy — August 30, 2006 @ 6:54 am

  4. It looks so soft! Very cute.

    Comment by Wendy in VA — August 30, 2006 @ 8:04 am

  5. Yours is much MUCH lovelier than the pattern! (Baby doll excluded, of course.) ~Linda in Virginia

    Comment by VTLinda — August 30, 2006 @ 2:18 pm

  6. Looks just lovely. Does she have blue eyes?

    Comment by Wendy M. — August 31, 2006 @ 5:42 am

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