Bulle is a simple pattern but there are a lot of pretty details that make it stand out. I love the garter yoke and the gathered increases at the front and back. Even the puffy-ness of the body and sleeves is pretty
The pockets are knitted after you've finished and they're just perfect for snuggly warm hands
The buttons are both from Hobbycraft, I got them at the same time as the massive ball of yarn and fat quarters. If you put them side by side they aren't a completely perfect match but when they're in use they look just fine
My daughter chose the contasting yellow for the pockets. I was thinking of a more mustard-y yellow but she was adament she wanted this shade and I think it looks rather good. In the pattern you're told to use the 3 needle cast off to seam the pockets whereas I think I'd have preferred using kitchener stitch. I'll do that if I knit this again I think.
I used Jeny's surprisingly stretchy cast off for the sleeves. It was suggested in the pattern to just go up a needle size but I think this works better. I want her to be able to run around and play in this sweater, not be irritated by tight sleeve cuffs.
I have a mere 14g left out of the 300g of yarn I started with so I think it's been a pretty successful stash reduction. As you can see my daughter loves it too which is the main thing :-)
Have a good weekend everyone, thanks for visiting :-)