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.


7 comments:

  1. It looks great and so awesome that the last one got so much wear! The Once Upon A Sock happens the first Thursday of the month, so monthly..join us!

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    1. I will, thanks! I'm going to have to dig out all my socks in progress!

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  2. Great sweater! I’m a huge fan of raglan sleeves and V-necks. Both seem to fit great and be the most comfy.

    12 sweaters in one year? Wow! I could never... sleeves always seem unending, even on baby sweaters ;)

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    1. Thanks! I know, it is crazy ... I'll be amazed if I can do it! But I have so much yarn I really need to ..

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  3. Love the simple shape of it! Such a great cozy knitwear piece!

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    1. Thanks! Raglans are my go-to for kid knits--so straightforward!

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