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.