Sunday, April 5, 2009
For Easter I am knitting my daughter a sweater. She has been admiring my February Lady Sweater since I finished it. So we went online to Knit Picks and she picked out a pretty turquoise merino wool yarn.
She is 10 years old and small for her age so I had her pick a DK weight yarn instead of a worsted weight like the pattern called for. Then I cast on for the XS size and prayed it would fit her. Luckily with a top down sweater you can try it on as you go, so we have done that alot. I had to make the yoke smaller than the XS pattern called for when I realized that it was going to end up too big for her. So I stopped the increases and started the lace pattern sooner. It worked beautifully and I can't wait to have this sweater finished so she can wear it. I have also enjoyed getting to knit this pattern a second time. Second knit = less mistakes. I like that!
That pretty floral that the sweater is laying on is some fabric she and I picked out to go with her sweater. I am going to make her a skirt to complete her outfit.