- Pattern: Jacket with Seed Stitch band
- Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in Seafoam
- Size: 2 (with additional length added)
My first sweater!!!!! This baby was such a labor of love. This sweater was hanging up in my local knitting shop after I finished Sophie’s knit blanket, and I started thinking about it. Alot. Enough to take the plunge to commit to making a sweater. I originally cast on for the 9-12 month size hoping to give it to Sophie for her first birthday. After knitting on it for a little while, I realized it was going to take me way longer to knit this bad boy up. I ripped out what I had already knit and started over in the size two. Here it is now able to fit my two year old Sophie.
When I first began the sweater, I was taking a knitting class at the same shop where I saw the sweater. I don’t think I would have begun this project if I did not have help understanding how to read a pattern involving multiple pieces. I am not sure I would say it was a hard pattern – it just showed me alot that I didn’t know about knitting. After class finished, I sort of set the sweater to the side. I think it took months for me to come back to it. I remember going to a drop-in knitting class four nights before we moved from Charlottesville because the directions made no sense to me about how to pick up stitches and begin the neckband and I just HAD TO be taught before we moved and I went into labor. Ha! I have one understanding husband.
Once I finished knitting, and we had moved, I set it aside again before seaming up the side seams. Everything about this process was so new, it was almost as if I had to work up the confidence to continue onto the next stage of the process. When all was said and done it is finished, it fits the intended child, and I am more than happy with it!
A perfect jacket for the most curious of all my girls. Just don’t lose it in Mr. Macgregor’s garden,Sophie ….
Ravelry notes here.