Friday, April 25, 2008

it's a wrap!

Leah finished her first sweater this week and is soooo pleased with the results! It's the Wrap Cardigan, Top Down #263 (Ravelry link) from Knitting Pure and Simple, knit in Kathmandu Tweed. This was a perfect choice for a first sweater, since it's an easy knit that starts with just a few stitches around the neck and top of sleeves, and grows quickly, so by the time the rows are really long, the majority of the sweater has already been knit and you might as well stick with it to the end. The wrap construction is perfect for a growing girl; she should be able to get at least a couple of winters out of it. She also could easily add length to the sleeves and body, if necessary. What a confidence-builder and it looks great on her!

I wonder if we'll run into any knitters who might share the enthusiasm this weekend... ;-)
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Blogger thepaintedsheep said...

Leah amazes me - yet again. What a great sweater - its perfect for her!

5:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful. And a great colour. I might have to get me that pattern :-)

7:37 AM  
Blogger christinemm said...

The sweater is lovely. I am in awe that your daughter knitted that. Amazing!!

The shape of the sweater seems like it would be flattering to a number of body types too, a good pattern.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Angelina said...

Leah's sweater came out so beautiful!! I was knitting for about 12 years before I finally made something that fit so well! Kudos to HER!

8:39 PM  
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3:54 AM  
Blogger Melinda said...

Followed your link from the Stash and Burn group discussion on Ravelry--wow, I am so impressed that your ten year old daughter knit that. She is a talented girl! Gorgeous.

PS I don't normally mention this kind of thing, but it's such a weird coincidence--my verification word was "trico"--one letter away from "tricot", which is French for "knitting"! Too funny.

3:55 AM  

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