I am, quite possibly, the only person in Colorado hoping for one more good snow. Because I finally finished this cable knit sweater for my oldest. My goal is to make each of the kids a new sweater every winter, but the older they get, the longer it takes to finish one. I finished a sweater for one of his sisters around Christmas, and a short-sleeved sweater for another sister about a month ago, but his sweater took forever.
The pattern is from Zoe Mellor’s “Adorable Knits for Tots,” which is supposed to be knitting patterns for babies and toddlers. But he’s eleven and I didn’t have to adjust anything except the length. It’s even a little baggy.
When I was a novice knitter, making my first sweater, I made the mistake of going by the size listed on the pattern without measuring my subject at all. I ended up with a sweater that could fit me, and which I would have worn except that it made me look fat. So. All this to say — measure, measure, measure!! The above sweater is listed in the book as the correct size for a 3-4 year old.
I’m debating whether to make another one for his little brother. It will probably be finished in August. When it’s 100 degrees out.
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