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Himika's Neighborly

Himika's Neighborly

Pattern: Neighborly by Jennifer Casa (free) [Ravelry]
Yarn: Cascade 220, 1 skein
Needles: US 8 circulars
Recipient: Baby Himika

Notes: I fell in love with the version of Neighborly made by Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy. So, uh, I just made the same thing and then kind of um, photographed it the same way? I dunno! This is how I photograph baby sweaters most of the time too. Go visit Alicia's blog and get lost like I do sometimes, sitting at my desk at work!

Anyway, this is a darling pattern. I made what I thought would amount to a 12 month size for Baby Himika, the daughter of our college friend Simon and his wife Nami, who are a couple of our favorite people even though Simon's hobby is pretty much, to this day, harassing Chris (in a loving way!). Simon and Nami are so well matched it's almost scary. I haven't met Himi yet, but here's a photo of her visiting Las Vegas recently:

Himika
doesn't that smile say "i just doubled my college fund at the tables" to you?

There is a tricky part to this pattern, or at least there was for me: the collar. For some reason I thought it was knitted as a tube (to make it stand up?) and tried to do it that way . . . for an embarrassingly long time. Duh.

Neighborly Collar

Thank goodness for knitting groups, because one evening at mine dear Cathy set me straight. It's pretty much just a strip that you pick up at the side for the body of the sweater, and it doesn't really stand up that well (but ah! if it were a tube! nevermind.)

I also modified the way the increases were done but to be 100% honest, I can't remember exactly what I did now (shame on me for taking so long to send this out, because it was finished it a while ago!)

Anyway, hopefully this is the kind of thing Himi can get a couple of seasons of wear from - first as a dress then as more of a vest, maybe? Maybe by the time we meet she won't have outgrown it yet!

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So cute! I love the retro look of it.

Posted by: autumngeisha at October 10, 2012 10:02 AM

Super cute! I will have to check out that pattern. I like the grey, it's classic.

Posted by: Silverilix at October 12, 2012 9:05 PM

That vest is adorable! I will have to remember that pattern for any upcoming baby gifts.

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This gray is perfect and the collar stand to attention in the best possible way!

Posted by: addknitter at December 4, 2012 7:23 AM

I love this. It would also look nice to put this neckline on a vest.

Posted by: Martha at May 6, 2013 3:43 PM

Wish I had a little one to knit this for. Lovely.

Posted by: Sheryl at May 30, 2013 12:05 AM

What we can see, not too complex but also can bring a new feel.

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