So while at my Happy Place this summer, I bought myself some Rowan Handknit Cotton yarn to use for a sweater for my girl. Cotton yarn is so easy to work with and I was surprised at how quickly this knit up.
The pattern is from Zoe Mellor’s Adorable Knits for Tots and look at it. Adorable.
The one thing I’ve learned during my brief time as a sweater knitter is the importance of measuring. The girl you see here is 2 1/2. I knit this using the measurements for a six-month old baby, and lengthened the sleeves and torso. And since the yarn is 100% cotton, I’m definitely handwashing this in cold water every time.
The flower is the showstopper, but really I love the diagonal lace around the bottom. And the sleeves! These are my favorite sleeves. I might knit them onto every sweater I make.
A fashionable sweater for birdwatching…
My ravelry notes are here.
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Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com says
Super cute! I love the detail on the bottom! My daughter would love a sweater like this. I need to learn to knit first! 😉
I would love for you to share this (and any other post!) at my Life of the Party link up! It just opened! Im going to poke around your blog a little more. 🙂
Done! Thanks for the invitation…
Joanie's Trendy Quilts says
Great job on the darling sweater! Love the color and design! I am a knitter too but haven’t knitted for a couple of years I made a lot of sweaters in order to stay awake when reading some dry text books! It is a good idea that you measured!
I was amazed — it fit perfectly. I can’t knit and read, though…that takes talent!
You are SO talented! The bottom is amazing! Thanks for linkin up to Sunday FUNday! I appreciate you! Hope to see you again this weekend!