Saturday, January 4, 2014

M is for Makayla - Finished

At the end of 2013 I blogged that I had finished 3 projects.  The first of the three, the Advent Calendar scarf is here.  Back on December 7th I finished a varsity style sweater for my granddaughter Makayla.


Pattern:  Original, a basic pullover, worked in stocking stitch, set-in sleeves
The "M" was done in intarsia.

Size:  2 years - Makayla is 14 months old so it should fit her for a while.

Yarn: Dale of Norway Baby Ull
Main color:  Turquoise #6714 - 3 balls
Small amounts of bright pink and medium-dark purple
The sweater has been washed and dried in the dryer - no shrinkage.

  Needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm for ribbing and US 2-1/2 / 2.75 mm

Notions:  3 small buttons
I crocheted a small closing with loops on the shoulder to make the sweater easier to put on.
Note:  It used to be, when I knit for little ones, I'd make a sweater with their name across the front.  Then, I realized that this could be dangerous.  How is a child supposed to know that someone might do them harm when they are being called by name?  Now, I'd rather make a sweater with just the letter - safer, and it's more sporty in appearance.  Kids, and parents, seem to like this style.

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