a split pea fisherman's pullover






occupied with so much baby knitting, it became clear that i needed to finish a project for my first baby as soon as possible. the fisherman's pullover, quite a favourite pattern on ravelry, made it into my library as well. i chose to knit it in quince and co.'s puffin yarn, as i had seen many beautiful fisherman's knitted up in that yarn. i must say i like it a lot, even though it is very thick and maybe a little stiff (not sure what blocking does with puffin, as i haven't blocked this pullover yet, maybe it'll get a little softer). 

also, it is very very warm, so i was in a bit of a rush to finish it. i think the winter days are almost over.  but then the split pea green colour makes it look a lot like spring too, so i am imagining it will get a lot of outside wear in the warmer but still cool days ahead!

it's a cute little pattern, even though the short rows and the raglan increases gave me a little headache at first. i also wasn't concentrating enough with the garter stitch panel and just kept on knitting when it was time to purl. sometimes i noticed and went back a few stitches, sometimes i didn't. but oh well, that's the lovely thing about knitting projects for little people. they knit up very fast and the wearers are quite forgiving about any mistakes made! my ravelry notes are here.

 

in any case, it's the perfect pullover for my little guy, whereever his adventures may take him - to sea or into the garden!

i'm joining ginny's yarn along again today. i'm still reading Barnheart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One's Own (i know, it's taking me a while, isn't it? but i finished a knitting project!). i ordered a new book i am excited about which i will share in next week's yarn along!

32 comments:

Kelly @ Polkadot Lane said...

This is such a sweet little pattern Syvlia, and looks adorable on your little man xx

Tracey said...

Great color on your wee one. You are right, it does look lke spring.
Would you please post after you block it and let us know if the wool softens? I haven't used this wool before and would really like to know.
Have a happy yarn along!

simona said...

how super cute this looks! and i'm glad you made the sleeves nice and long so once unfolded they will last for a bit!

Tonya said...

Cute and I love the color! Have so much appreciation for those who knit!

One question...washing. How do you? I can just imagine one of my boys spilling a whole bowlful of yogurt over something so nice!

www.theevolvinghomemaker.com said...

love the color. great job. and thanks for sharing there are a few mistakes in there. just last night i was wondering if in any more experienced knitters projects in here there were mistakes made that were not fixed perfectly...lol...somehow it gives me hope!

:)
jen

Swanski said...

Perfect color, perfect fit and a perfect model!! I have been waiting for this post to see more photos of the sweater :)

*kate said...

That is just adorable! I love the color.

Cheryl said...

He looks adorable in his new seater. So cosy.

Andria said...

I love the colour you chose, that sweater is adorable on him!

girlunwinding said...

That is darling and I adore that green!! and one finished thing is plenty. Enjoy your read!
Peace~
Dawn

Ellen said...

Such a lovely color - it looks wonderful on him. I really like the thick yarn. What are you knitting for your soon to arrive new little one?

Jen said...

Beautiful! It looks great on him!!

sylvia said...

@ Tracey: yes, I will block it during the next days and let you know how it turned out. unfortunately, I am discovering some pilling already - after just a few days of wear :((

sylvia said...

@ Tonya: i wash them by hand. if something spills, i take it off right away and rinse it. i use a natural wool detergent and soak in cold water for a few minutes. afterwards i dry the pieces usually lying flat in a warm place. i only wash 100% wool stuff when it's actually filthy, because the antibacterial quality of wool makes it unnecessary to wash it frequently.

hope this helps!

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Incredibly cute sweater (and child) and I love the colour too!

Natalie said...

That is a truly lovely sweater, and I think you are right...the colour is just perfect for spring wearing too.

Gina @ Oaxacaborn said...

This is absolutely lovely! Oh, you are so talented. I admire your knitting work! And such a handsome little fellow modeling it :)

Lori ann said...

it's just adorable, your wee sweater and little one. and the color is gorgeous.

barefoot mama said...

Ridiculously cute....boy and sweater:)) LOVE the color too!

amanda {the habit of being} said...

love the pullover in that color! i have that pattern in my stack of things i must knit.

Kirschenzeit said...

what a wonderful color. I love split peas! :-) And your guy looks so handsome! For some reason I never came across this pattern before, so thanks for that too.

Lisa said...

That book sounds very interesting - I hadn't heard of it.
Your sweater is very cute!

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

This is such a sweet pullover and I just love the color of your yarn :) Happy knitting!

Angela said...

The sweater is gorgeous and I love the color. And that book sounds great, especially since I long for my own farm.
xo

Bishty said...

What a gorgeous colour!

Laura said...

Really adorable sweater! Great color, too.

Kimmy said...

I LOVE THIS!!! The colour, the sweater , the cute little one - will have to find yarn in a similar colour!!

stitchandpurl said...

I love the colour of the jumper; perfect for almost-March!!

debby emadian said...

ooh love that green. And what a cute pattern unfortunately no little ones around to make them for at the moment.

Your book choice sounds lovley...the problem with Yarn Along is that I hear about so many interesting sounding things to read that my reading wish list is getting longer and longer...

Deb

Heather said...

I have been looking for a good sweater pattern for my babe, and I think this one might be it! I have seen it a few other places as well, and I love the green!!

flyingjen said...

That's the second time I've seen that sweater in as many days! It is such a cute sweater and I love the color you've chosen. I may have to add it my list for my wee one.
Jen

KatEzat said...

Gorgeous! :)

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