This sweater was mailed off to my niece today. My husband and I chose the pattern and the yarn selection before she was born, not knowing the sex at the time.
-I had meant to get most of this completed while on vacation last summer. My SiL was due at the end of August. I brought the yarn with me, but forgot the pattern. :pout: (I did get close to completing a second sock though…that’s getting done next).
-My first time knitting a sweater, intarsia and an attached i-cord. Also my first time seaming together knit objects.
-I had to knit the back three times before I got the guage right. It hurt, but I recovered and the final product made it all worth the pain.
-The i-cord trim still isn’t right. My first attempt left a very tiny peephole in the hood (I made it too tight). I loosened up on the second attempt and added in more stitches, but the face hole is still a little small. Also, the i-cord seems to be sitting on the inside of the hood and not looking like the nice trim like in the pattern picture. I didn’t know how to fix it anymore and I ran out of time.
-The size is for a 0-6 month old baby and my niece is 7 months old. I hope she can wear it at least once
The pattern is called Ruby and is from Bee’s Knees Knits.
The body is knit with [B]SandnesGarn sisu 4228[/B].
The accessories are knit with [B]Fortissima Colori Socka Color 9070[/B].