Toasty Topper

toasty topper, modeled by will shortz

Pattern: Toasty Topper by Alexis Riggs, Knitty - Winter 2007
Yarn: Plymouth Suri Merino (doubled), 2 balls
Needles: US 7 + 8
Recipient: Graham Carter

Notes: None really, except that this is a brilliant little pattern I saw a lot of mothers knitting for their babies. Figuring this was a good way to spot a handknitted gift that would be both special AND useful, I followed suit. Hope it serves little Graham well for one or two Maine winters! (and springs - it's cold in Maine!). I also hope it fits him better than it fits my gracious model, Will Shortz.

More views (including a stunning one of how I can't hide my wraps properly):

toasty topper

toasty topper

Posted by jess at March 3, 2008 12:15 AM | TrackBack

Hi, I just love this little topper!! Wiil have to make this for a new baby coming this year! Thanks for the links you nice! And I found you looking for a pattern in Phildar 416 04-05, pattern 014! Got to have this and it looks like the whole magazine is cool. I don't care that it is in french, I will just work through it! Course I have to find it....There seem to be just no sources that sell it and still have it. And I was told it is out of print. Do you still have yours? Would you be interested in selling just that pattern, I wouldn't think it would infringe on copywrite since it's out of print? Any way would love to hear from you. love your blog....thanks! Cynthia

Posted by: Cynthia at March 3, 2008 8:50 AM

looks great!! i recently threw the peanut's in the washer and dryer and it now fits her much better. i think that the yarn got a little stretched out. either that or head grew in the last two weeks which is entirely probable! little graham will no doubt be very toasty in this one :)

Posted by: gleek at March 3, 2008 9:43 AM

Very cute! The red is nice and cheerful. I love your penguin stuffed animal, too.

Posted by: seedless grape at March 3, 2008 11:31 AM

Too cute - it's perfect in red! Your little penguin wears it well, but I'm sure it will be even better on a wee Mainer. I may have to knit one for my small neighborling for next year.

Posted by: Sarah at March 3, 2008 11:40 AM

Too cute :)

Posted by: Veronique at March 3, 2008 11:50 AM

What an interesting deign, I've never seen one before. Very cute!

Posted by: Paige at March 3, 2008 7:02 PM

You finished! And it's adorable!

Posted by: schrodinger at March 3, 2008 7:37 PM

The red is so cheerful! I'm sure the little guy will be toasty warm.

Posted by: Casey at March 3, 2008 8:52 PM

so cute on little will shortz. and believe me, my wraps are an abomination.

Posted by: carrie m at March 3, 2008 9:11 PM

Cute pattern! I thought your cat was the model in the first photo and spent WAY too long trying to figure out which way he was facing. I think I need another cup of coffee...

Posted by: jenna at March 4, 2008 8:51 AM

i saw a couple of FO pics of the toasty topper over at Ravelry and they are all soooo cute!! love it in that yarn. kudos!

Posted by: Sandra at March 4, 2008 11:18 AM

I'm so glad to read that you liked the pattern, it's been in my queue for a bit and seeing how gorgeous yours turned out I'm taking the plunge! cute, cute, cute.

Posted by: Knitbug at March 5, 2008 8:31 AM

So cute, and the pompom is the icing!

Posted by: Nonnahs at March 5, 2008 12:46 PM

oh that does look so snuggly and warm!

Posted by: Marianne at March 8, 2008 4:04 AM
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