Look at what Mommy made!

Yes, finally.  An ironic pattern name in light of how long this poor project languished.  I just couldn’t seem to get it together … literally. My fault, not the sweater’s.

The fact that this was started in (gulp) 2009 and finished in 2011 is a testament to the

Stand still? Me?

very generous sizing in my favorite pattern collection for children, Kim Hargreaves’ Pipsqueaks.  Almost everything in it is sized from toddler through 10.  That means patterns that are not babyish and intensely kid-friendly.  Many, like this one, are unisex.

I did modify the

Long enough to wear for a year

pattern slightly, in that I eliminated the short-row shoulders in favor of a straight ones and a three-needle bind-off.  I also eschewed the instructions to knit the collar flat and seam it, as I much prefer to work that in the round.  No harm, no foul, as this is just a kid sweater – not a particularly fitted piece where shoulder graduation was important.

The yarn, the discontinued Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK, was just fine to work with.  It did lose some of its processed feel after a bath – which is a good thing in my book.  Just a nice workhorse wool.

(Gratuitous beauty shot) Look at that collar!

Having recently celebrated another birthday, Darling Bebe was in the mood to model.  She is so delighted when presented with anything Mommy knits for her … in fact, she was afraid to wear this because she didn’t want to get it dirty!

I assured her Mommy would be happy to wash it when that happens.




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8 Responses to “Action!”

  1. debbie Says:

    So pretty!! I love the fit too. She’s turning into such a young lady. Looking a lot like mom too.

  2. Nancy Says:

    this bebe DOES look like you! And the sweater is just a perfect look on such a lovely young model…nicely done!

  3. Lanea Says:

    Adorable! And the sweater looks great. Congratulations on finishing it.

  4. bullwinkle Says:

    That child is just darling! I love her smile. And her curls. And that sweater 🙂 Two years ago, it would have been too big for her.

  5. luann Says:

    Yay! You finished! And Bullwinkle is right, it would have been way too big if you had done it earlier. As it is, she’ll get at least one more winter out of it. I have declared February “F is for Finished” month. My Riihivilla mitts were also started in 2009. Better done than not done is my motto!

  6. nittinmama Says:

    beautiful bebe! oh, and the sweater is nice too!

  7. Margaret Says:

    Beautiful sweater and a beautiful girl!

  8. Seasonal « Owlways Knitting Says:

    […] DB’s sweater is Action, and I’m happy to say we will get at least another year out of it, like most Kim Hargreaves […]

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