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A Granny’s Favourite

I’ve finally gotten a chance to snag a couple picture of my last 2015 make! I started this Granny’s Favourite waaaay back in March, hit a couple of road blocks (i.e. running out of yarn) and finally got back to finishing it up over the holidays. As you can tell from most of these pictures, I’m clearly out of practice with the camera! I busted it out over the weekend to take some pictures of A, only to realize halfway that my ISO was cranked right up. And thanks to me interrupting play time, I was not going to be allowed to retake pictures… Oh well, we live and learn don’t we 😉

So a bit more about the actual project. This is my first top down sweater and boy was it easier then I thought it was going to be (I was imagining a ton of nightmare scenarios where I would lose count/lose stitches/etc). Something that really helped me was this Tin Can Knits series on sweater techniques, specifically this post, which contains all the goodies about casting off the arms.

For the yarn I used this dk Cascade Sateen I already had on hand. The bummer with that was once I got to the arms I had already run out of yarn and had to find more… And unfortunately, my local yarn shop wasn’t selling it anymore. I found some online, waited for it for a little bit and continued on (slowly). Having never hit this roadblock before I didn’t realize it would take a while for me to pick this wip back up again. But finally I did, and I managed to finish it before she outgrows it.

So for sizing, I based it on her chest measurements and knitted up a 24. I then added knitted up the length according to wear it would hit on her when she would try it on. This would fall into the dress length category of the pattern. It’s super cute, but when you put a tee and jeans underneath it looks a little short on her. Next time I’ll know to make it full length.

I can’t believe I haven’t even mentioned the lace pattern yet! It’s super simple and I think it works as a great intro into more lace work again. The instructions/chart were really easy to follow and now I’m kind of hoping to tackle something a bit more complicated this year. So far everything I’ve done knitting has given me that boost to try even more things out, which has been a great feeling. Next up, I’ve got a mini sweater that I’ve started for the babe, and I’m already thinking of ideas of the boys (and myself)…

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    Emi Otsubo
    January 13, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I know nothing about knitting, but I know that this sweater is just beautiful! I love the delicate feel of the lace and the color you chose. Looking forward to seeing the other sweaters you have planned!

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    February 18, 2016 at 7:05 am

    This turned into a beautiful knit. Good choice of color for this pattern.

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