Friday, March 22, 2013

emerald coast telemark pullover

 
We just got back from a spring break trip to the emerald coast (aka: Oregon's rugged, rocky coastline!) to visit family and fulfill a long overdue need for me to see home. (I hadn't been out to the west coast for nearly two years, thanks to bad timing and my avoidance of plane travel while preggers!) As you can see, things were more gray than emerald, but I was okay with that since that's the reality of the west coast shoreline ...
 
 
And since we spent a lot of time in the car driving up and down Highway 101, I was able to finish baby boy's telemark pullover! And unlike my shawl collar baby sweater, this one fits perfectly!
 

 
Pattern: Telemark Pullover (free Ravelry download)
Needles: Size 5 Addi Turbo's (my Ravelry project page)
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport (colorway: Ascot), used 1.33 skeins
Modifications: Cast on for 18 month size, but sleeve length ended up closer to 12 month size.
 
 
The best part was that he was actually able to wear it on the trip, during a breezy hike! 
 
Baby boy wasn't the only one who lucked out on this trip ... I picked up a few goodies for myself at Cannon Beach's Coastal Yarns. One skein of MadelineTosh Sock (colorway: oceana) and my first skein of Blue Moon Socks that Rock (colorway: Purple Phantom). Coastal Yarns was a great little yarn shop--awesome selection of MadelineTosh and other great brands. Lots of great colorchanging options! If you're ever vacationing along the Oregon coast, I highly recommend making a stop!
 

 

6 comments:

  1. I love your little boy's red hair. Just love it. The green sweater is the perfect colour. I'm fortunate to have a son with red hair too. :-)

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  2. Adorable! He is such a cutie. And that green suits him very well.

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  3. a little red-headed baby in a green hand-knit pullover. priceless! :)

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  4. Loving the modelled shot - what a handsome soul!

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  5. Baby boy looks absolutely amazing in green! He's a complete charmer.

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  6. He looks fantastic in that sweater, green is definitely his color. I like the gentle variegation that the yarn has, it is a nice effect. And can I say how envious I am of your Madtosh? Great color choices.

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