Sunday, November 17, 2013

Savannah's Sweater

Not withstanding a little blocking, Savannah's Sweater is done! I didn't think I would ever get here but I did. I'm more happy about it going to a 6 yr old girl that's pretty special to a lot of people! 

So here's the sweater in photos...


 Some where I had a very proud pic of the swatch I made because I got gauge on the first try. But the above I was still working on the second sleeve....the body was on scrap yarn. I was knitting along, made it to the body and all of a sudden...


 The left sleeve is longer than the right. So, knowing me...I had to fix that sleeve before I was able to go on with the rest of the body. That's just the way I am...



So I fixed the sleeve and happily moved on to the rest of the body...until I realized I was doing the increases under the arm totally wrong and had to frog about 4 inches...


The last Tuesday night at Village Wools I fell in love with and bought the most perfect buttons for this sweet sweater...


And everyone approved! I had frogged those 4 inches and was finally back moving forward again...


Yesterday I finished the rest of the body and did the button band and this afternoon did the finishing around the neck, attached the buttons and wove in all the ends. I am so happy with this sweet little sweater and can't wait to gift it to Savannah, but not before a little blocking. Not much, just a little. And just to make sure it stays in tip top shape when its washed, it will need to lay flat to dry. But I don't think that is going to be a big deal. Here she is...


Pattern is Sweet Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier knit with Knit Picks Swish DK on US size 6

See, it needs just a little blocking and she will be perfect! I will definitely get a picture up of Savannah wearing it. It should fit her fine. I hope. If not it might cry but I think its fine. 

Sometimes when we doubt our abilities to do something, all we need to do is try. Just give it a try. you might find, like I did with this sweater, that we are perfectly capable to doing it! Special thanks to Carol Singletary who pushed me, or rather nudged me in the nicest possible way, to expand my knitting experience and knit a sweater. She was right...of course I can do it! Anything you're afraid of trying? Just give it a go!

1 comment:

  1. I love Savannah's Sweater! Beautiful work .I sa a pattern kinds like it,But this one adorable.
    Could you tell me where you bought the pattern?
    Just love it! The pictures a e a tutorial too to help me along the way

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