Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cowboy Sweater

I've decided to knit a sweater from Knit O Graf for my grandson.  He lives in Calgary, home of the Calgary Stampede.  I think he needs a cowboy sweater, so I chose this one:


It's a cute pattern, one that I've wanted to make, but I didn't have a little boy to knit for before now.  I've decided to make a couple of changes, however.  I'm not sure that I like the bright yellow, so it will be beige instead.  I can always rip back and change it if the beige doesn't work out. 

If you look along the edging of the brown sections (omitting the horse), you see some red "piping".  I might make it in the yellow color, but I'm not sure yet.  I like the bright red of the cowboy as he jumps out at you.  When I think of Calgary, I think of things like the Calgary Flames hockey team and the Canadian flag and the color red comes immediately to my mind.

I ordered the yarn from Wool-Tyme, using Sandnes Lanett again, which I used in the Smurf sweater.  I like the color range, quality and the fact that it can be machine washed.  Great for kids.  These are the colors that I plan to use:
The smallest size on the pattern is 4 years, which means that Braydon may have to wait a while until it fits, unless I make a few adjustments.  I like to make children's sweaters bigger than they currently need so that they will get full use from them.  I'm looking forward to the arrival of the yarn so that I can get started.

3 comments:

Scarlett Russell said...

Hi! I have been surfing the web for a nice sweater with a horse on it and ran across yours. Could you please tell me where you bought your pattern? I would so love to make one for my little grandson. Thank you. Linda C.

Scarlett Russell said...

bluehighways@frontiernet.net

Anonymous said...

Hi there, Love so many of your projects. I have been looking for a vintage cowboy style sweater pattern for children. I remember a vintage one with a lasso or something on the front of it but have not been able to find one. Your sweater is awesome and I love your color choices. Would love that pattern or info to find a lasso one if you know of one too. queen2u@excite.com Awesome knitting site...:)