This sweater was a learning experience for me. I've made a lot of baby sweaters from the top down & practically seamless, but was the first sweater in a very long time that I knitted in pieces then had to sew together. (I hate to sew. I really do.)
I knitted the back first, then the right front & the left front, then the sleeves. Well, actually before I started on the sleeves, I had to sew the fronts to the back. Uh oh! They didn't match. The were different lengths! (I hate when that happens, don't you?) So, back to the drawing board. It's Ok, it was a quick knit. Bulky yarn & size 10.5 needles.
Since I had a couple of skeins to play with, I knitted both fronts simultaneously, reversing the decreases for the sleeves. I did the same for the sleeves, I knitted them simultaneously, too. I'm please at the way it turned out.
|Back of sweater|
It was so much fun to see the flowers show up in the sweater.
Hayfield Baby Blossom Chunky Yarn - 352 Little Lavender
Size 10.5 straight metal needles, because I knit stockinette faster on straight needles instead of cirs.
Buttons: from Wal-Mart
Size: Girls 6/7 (Granddaughter just started wearing size 6.)
Approx. 1 month to knit, and a couple of nights seaming & weaving in all the ends & sewing on 6 buttons.