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Christmas Sweaters 2014

December 24, 2014

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This year I had the bright idea that my children NEEDED Christmas sweaters. Nope, they could not wear any of the sweaters I have already knit them, they needed awesome new coordinated set of sweaters. It’s not the first time I’ve wanted kiddies to wear matching sweaters, especially for their epic Santa pics, you can see Hunter and Jones’ first Santa pic together here, and this it the one from last year:

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This is the first year having all of my 3 babies together on Santa’s knee, it was time to go big! I decided on a black and white-ish theme this year, just to mix things up. I originally wanted this to be a stash busting project but that lasted about 5 minutes. I picked up some YOTH and Hazel Knits at Knit Fit in Seattle while I was there and while I had 1 skein of Tosh Vintage in Farmhouse White, I needed 1 more…and although I thought I had a skein of Graphite, I didn’t so I had to get that too.

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Hunter’s Sweater

Pattern: Snowflake by Tin Can Knits
Yarn: YOTH yarns Big Sister DK in ‘cracked pepper’ and ‘sea salt’ (that’s right, salt and pepper)

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Jones’ Sweater

Pattern: Gramps by Tin Can Knits
Yarn: inspired by this Gramps, Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in ‘farmhouse white’ and ‘graphite’

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Bodhi’s Sweater

Pattern: Flax…sort of. Bodhi’s sweater is a fingering weight version of Flax without the garter on the arms. Pattern coming in the new year!
Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in ‘quill’ and ‘nekkid’ (hilarious colour name)

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And so, this lovely Santa picture was made. I have a feeling they will hate this ‘matchy’ picture for a few years when they are older, but hopefully they will look back 80 years from now and know that their mummy loved them and thought matching sweaters were hilarious.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Sara A. permalink
    December 29, 2014 5:43 am

    I’d say they’re more coordinating than matching, which is even sweeter than if you’d chosen 1 pattern and knit it in each of their sizes.

  2. December 27, 2014 11:58 am

    These are very tasteful Christmas sweaters. Not at all what springs to mind. Lovely matching mix :)

  3. December 26, 2014 9:00 am

    I love your posts and have many of your patterns ready to be made.  You’re so creative and are appreciated.  

    Have a great new years

    Carol

    Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Smartphone

  4. December 26, 2014 4:36 am

    Very sweet :)

  5. December 26, 2014 3:56 am

    Meravigliosi i tuoi bambini e bellissime le tue creazioni! Paola – Italy

  6. December 26, 2014 3:56 am

    Meravigliosi i tuoi bambini e bellissime le tue creazioni! Paola – Italy

  7. Elizabeth permalink
    December 25, 2014 5:27 am

    Those sweaters are so lovely ! How on earth do you find the time to knit 3 sweaters???!!! Your children are beautiful and so lucky you are their mommy! Merry Christmas!

  8. December 24, 2014 8:32 pm

    So very, very cute. Even if they cringe at these photos until they are 37, they are so very cute. Bodhi’s face in this year’s photo is worth it all. I love looking back (and sometimes laughing) at my old Santa pictures that sit on my parents’ tree each year. The time you spent to make the coordinating, beautiful sweaters will be appreciated someday, I promise. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!

  9. December 24, 2014 6:26 pm

    I LOVE this! My four boys all wore handknit sweaters (3 of them Tin Can Knits designs), but they’re not coordinating. I’m totally inspired for next year! Merry Christmas!

  10. December 24, 2014 12:46 pm

    So awesome, what a great idea! This year my sons picture with Santa was the “I’m in a bad mood” theme Lol! Hopefully next year when our little girl arrives we’ll get some cute outfits and pictures like these. Merry Christmas and congrats on the adorable finished sweaters:)

    • December 29, 2014 5:59 pm

      Some years are like that aren’t they?! The ones of my brothers and I are w bit of a mixed bag

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