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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

America's Next Top Model?

I swear. I let her watch one episode and she has not stopped posing since.  The sweater is Bethany by the Berroco.  I want her to always have a handmade sweater, and she is growing out of her stripes.  Stripes is two years old and has served her well.
The Bethany pattern is a bit problematic.  I made a gauge swatch and got knitting.  About 4 inches in, I realized that the sweater was coming out HUGE.  56" wide!  I went down a size and started over.  It only took 2 inches to figure out that it was still too big.  I frogged it again and went down another size.  I ended up using a size 7 needle and following the pattern size 6 for # of stitches and the 10/12 measurements for length.  It is still too wide, but comes across as swingy.
I got the yarn at AC. Moore in a bag labeled "Cotton Mill Ends."  I looked up the address on the bag and I believe the yarn is Patons Grace in the "Sky" colorway.  It knit up very nicely and I think it shows off the moss stitch and lace patterns.  I'll be hunting the mill ends bins again.
It took less than a month to make the sweater, which is a record for me.  The first time she put it on, kiddo flatly said: "This makes me look fat." Boo.  I waited a week and then told her I wanted a few "glamor shots" so I could post it on Ravelry.  She was all for that and decided to "sell it."  I think she likes it better now.  I love it.  I love her more.

1 comment:

  1. It's gorgeous, and kudos to you for keeping her in sweaters! My mum used to makes us all socks and we wore them till they were holey. There's just something so special about something your mother makes just for you.

    I was going to compliment your daughter's lovely blue eyes in the photo where she is laying down ... then in the last photo her eyes look green, so I'm not sure which color to compliment!