Friday, April 6, 2018
FO Friday: sweater #2 of 12
So in January I set a super crazy stretch goal for myself: to knit 12 sweaters this year. I promptly finished my Weekender sweater (which I'm still loving!), and then knit this sweater for my daughter during the Olympics. And then it sat, patiently waiting for buttons. For weeks. Ooops. This is a bigger version of the last sweater I made her, which she has worn since November 2015. I can't tell you how happy that makes me--a solid 2.5 years of wear! This one I knit purposely with ample room. With luck, it'll last a couple years as well. This project qualifies for my unofficial #knityourlibrary challenge for myself, since it uses a book I've owned since 2013. Ann Budd's Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters. It's a great one if you like to make simple sweaters, top-down (with little seaming) and just want to buy yarn and do something straightforward with it.
Pattern: Basic Raglan Sweater - Child by Ann Budd (link to my Ravelry project page)
Needles: Size 8 Addi Turbo's
Yarn: 2.25 skeins of Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn (colorway: Fruit Salad)
Mods: None! Knit size 28" chest, using 5 stitches per inch gauge.