Finished Project: The Dinosaur Sweater

December 24, 2005 by
Filed under: Knitting 

Project Specs:
Pattern: Roll Raglan in crewneck by Yankee Knitter Designs
Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa 501 in colors 132, 163, 170, 2188
Needles: US 7 Addi Turbo circulars, US 7 14″ straight Brittany needles for the intarsia, and US 6 & 8 Addi Turbo circulars for the neck
Size: Childs 8
Pattern Alterations: Instead of the rolled cuffs and bottom, I used the same hem as I did for my NBaT. And I made the sleeves and body one inch shorter.
My Blog Links: The Beginning of the Dinosaur Sweater, Bad Gauge & Good Heels, Dinosaur or Ostrich?, Satisfied Recipients

OK, so this is way too big for Liam, but I wanted him to be able to wear it for awhile. I know my three-year old doesn’t normally wear a size 8. I hope he likes it and is not too itchy for my delicate flower. He’s always complaining about things being too itchy. This yarn actually feels pretty soft to me. Before I blocked the pieces, the intarsia looked terrible. But blocking once again did its magic. And even though the seaming took awhile, it actually went quite well. Hooray, I like the sweater.


7 Comments on Finished Project: The Dinosaur Sweater

  1. Lisa on Sat, 24th Dec 2005 10:51 am
  2. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! What a lucky little one! A t-shirt underneath should solve the scratchy issue if it does present itself. Happy Holidays!

  3. Jess on Sat, 24th Dec 2005 9:37 pm
  4. That looks great!

  5. amysue on Tue, 27th Dec 2005 9:59 am
  6. This is an amazing sweater. Noah (my 7 year old) reads over my shoulder and he wants me to make him a dino sweater! I’ll have to see if I can get a Triceretops nto some sort of graph form for intarsia.

  7. sUsAn on Sat, 31st Dec 2005 8:55 am
  8. Hurray for the dino sweater! How did he like it?

  9. Grin and Frog It » Satisfied Recipients on Tue, 17th Jan 2006 2:34 pm
  10. [...] king my whole family (including myself) some House Socks. And check out Liam in his new Dinosaur Sweater. He’s stopped complaining that it itches and he’s been wearing it happily. [...]

  11. Grin and Frog It » Top 5 2005 Knitting Projects on Tue, 17th Jan 2006 3:03 pm
  12. [...] ait to have a pair of my own. I’m still feeling satisfied at mastering short rows. The Dinosaur Sweater: This sweater keeps growing on me. And every time I see it on Liam, I smile. [...]

  13. Rosemarie Sholl on Wed, 7th Sep 2011 3:11 pm
  14. Could you share the dino sweater pattern with me? I’d love to try it for a size 8. I have no idea how to create a figure in a sweater, but I can follow a pattern.

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