I knit this little sweater so quickly that I never blogged about it! Oops!
Started – May 7
Completed – May 10
Duration – 3 days = 0.4 weeks
These dates are estimates based on projects I made before and after. I usually start a new project the same or next day after finishing one.
Snowflake by tincanknits
Size: 1-2 years
Confession time: I have a love affair with tincanknits designs. Seriously. They are beautiful and/or super cute, offered in a complete range of sizes (usually newborn through 4XL), thoroughly detailed, well-priced, and just… well, perfect!
I won a pattern-download-of-choice (with a spending limit) giveaway of sorts for the second time, and chose this pattern to be given. I chose a tincanknits pattern the first time, too, and if I ever win another, I have a whole wish list of TCK patterns I would love, love, love to own someday.
My only disappointment is in the sizing, but it’s not a fault of the pattern. I did measure Sprout, and I did choose the appropriate size in the pattern which was to give about 1.5″ positive (extra) ease. However, I regretfully did not swatch and check my knitting gauge, and I think my gauge was a little too tight. So the sweater turned out a bit snug. She can wear it comfortably over a tank top or camisole style shirt, though, so not all is lost.
Garnstudio DROPS Cotton Merino
50% cotton, 50% merino wool
Colorways – beige, violet
2.56 skeins = 335 yds used
I am not the brilliant mind behind this pattern and yarn combination. I have a dear friend in Poland who sent me this yarn with the idea that it might make a nice Snowflake for Sprout. She was totally right. This yarn is very soft and lovely to knit.
And I have enough left for a matching hat, either because my friend sent so much or because my gauge on the sweater was so off that I used much less yarn than I should have. 😀 Either way, Sprout will get a matching hat, soon.
I’m so sorry I don’t have better pictures of this, but having finished it so quickly, and with so many Life Things happening around that time (like Nate deciding on a job offer that would require moving, etc.), I didn’t get a very good one.