Now that grad school is over, and I’m at the computer less often and abusing my wrists less, I’ve become a knitter again. Hooray! It’s so wonderfully satisfying to take string and turn it into lovely things.
I finished this little sweater for Violet last week. I’m also working on a lace sweater for myself, but I brought this one on our vacation to North Carolina because I could work on the body without thinking about it too much.
The pattern is called the Fun Top, and it really is fun. It’s the perfect light sweater for spring (or year-round here in the Bay Area). Violet has been fighting a cold and is especially sensitive these days. The day she wore her Fun Top, she cried when I took the sweater off, so I think she likes it.
The size 6 pattern is available for free, and I downloaded it a while ago. I’m cheap and lazy, so I estimated how many stitches to use for a size 3. I could have tracked down the pattern in the right size, but I already had the size 6 pattern, so I just went with it. I also put fewer rows of garter stitch on the edges. I’m very happy with how it turned out. The only thing I wish I had done differently is make the body of the sweater one band longer so that the neckline, arms and waistband all started with green, but I’m okay with it.
I let Violet wear it and took these pictures of her before blocking the sweater, so now hopefully the bottom won’t roll up anymore. We’re in the middle of a heat wave now, so no sweaters for now, no matter how fun.