As I mentioned in a previous post, even if I couldn't really enjoy reading while I have been recovering from surgery, at one point I was able to knit basic things. One of my goals while I was going to be home from work was to knit a little sweater for an upcoming great-niece. My niece and her husband who live in San Francisco are having a baby girl, due on September 19. I am not all that sure that they will be thrilled with hand knit items, as they didn't seem thrilled the year I knit everyone socks and sent them for Christmas (well, maybe they loved them, but I never heard one way or another), but since I have knit things for the other great-nieces and nephews, I was going to knit something for this baby.
Normally, I would wait until the baby was actually here, and I was certain the package had been received, but since I know that my niece doesn't read much at all, much less read my blog, I decided to go ahead and share now.
So here you go.
Project: Arielle's First Sweater
Pattern: Yoked Cardigan by Hannah Fettig (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton, colorway 627 Flamingo
Needles: Size 8US
Comments: This is a very fun pattern to knit. Though basic, you do have to pay attention. There is a lot of purling, so if you are one of those people who will do anything to avoid having to purl, this may not be the pattern for you. For whatever reason, as I was knitting it, I decided it needed to have navy blue buttons. The ones I ended up finding are not a dark navy blue, but they are a darker-than-baby-blue, and I like the way they look. This is the first Hannah Fettig pattern I've knit, and it's really well-written.
The little sweater is on its way to California as I am writing this, where hopefully it will be put on the kid at least once for a photo! :-)