Wednesday, June 25, 2014
WIP Wednesday: Little Sperry Sweater
I love a fast knit. This is another basic raglan sweater, but I actually bought the pattern for it. Mostly, because it was perfect already and cheap, but sometimes it's just fun to support other crafters. (Go Team Craft!)
Anyway, it's the Little Sperry from Amy Miller (get it from Ravelry here). I love Amy's sweater designs, but this one is just perfect for what I wanted, a lightweight summery sweater for the boy to throw on on chilly evenings. And my friend Laura (of Little and Lots) recently knitted this up for her daughter and it was just adorable. She didn't post about it, but trust me, it was killer.
I got this great variegated cotton yarn on sale at Joann's, because I can't get a solid answer from the boy about his favorite color. After years of blue, now it's green, but I didn't want to risk an all green sweater that never gets worn, so he gets both, plus yellow! I'm skipping the stripes on this one, but I'm definitely going to do them on the next sweater.
Another fun tidbit, I actually knitted a swatch for guage. Weird. I ended up going down two needle sizes to get it right, apparently I'm a very relaxed knitter.
I couldn't get a good picture of the girl in it. It's way too big, but the boy was unavailable for modelling. This sweater is obviously too big, but I really liked the length on her with the shirttail hem. I might make one as a sweater dress for her next.
Linking up with Lee for Work in Progress Wednesday!