Tuesday, 26 January 2016

FO - Little Spare Time Sweater

My eldest boy is growing like a weed at the moment and as he's super appreciative of Mummy-knits I thought it would be a good time to knit him another sweater. I showed him the yarn I had in mind and then pulled up various patterns on ravelry that would work and let him choose the one he wanted. Took him a little while to grasp the idea "I want that blue one Mummy" But I have red yarn, would you like it if it was red? "Erm not really"... *sigh*

In the end though we got there and he picked a pattern which would be interesting for me to knit and appealed to him, the Little Spare Time sweater. He liked the idea of the cosy collar to snuggle in when it's cold

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The collar is definitely the best bit of this sweater. I love how it looks although I think I should probably have made the button loop a little shorter!

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The garter stitch collar is echoed in the cuffs and hem of the sweater. He grew AGAIN while I was knitting this so the body is a bit shorter than I'd have liked. The sleeves were knitted after the growth spurt so they're a nice cosy length

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The button for the bottom of the sweater doesn't match the one for the collar because I was too impatient to go out and find matching ones in the shops. Instead I raided my button box and found this purple one which is also his favourite colour. Smart boy, it's my favourite too ;-)

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I sewed the buttons on this time rather than asking Mr Soaring Sheep to do it. I expect they will fall off and need reattaching soon. I just don't have the knack for sewing buttons lol

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I used Wendy Superwash Merino DK to knit this sweater, it's super soft and a lovely bright colour. I've used it previously in a different colourway to knit a Frozen sweater for him and a Koru Hat for me. Both have washed and worn well so I'd recommend this yarn and would use it again.

My project page is here

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Linking up with Keep Calm Craft On. Have a good week everyone :-)

29 comments:

  1. That's a great sweater, I love the pattern and woolx

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  2. Beautiful sweater and a very handsome young model. Love the collar and the beautiful colour of the yarn.

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  3. Beautiful!!
    And I really like the little story about choosing yarn and pattern :-)

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  4. So sweet when they still want knitted by mum - mine has settled on a pair of socks! x

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  5. What a handsome boy you've got here, Evelyn. His new jumper is terrific. I like this red on him. The collar is interesting and I like the button accents.

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    1. Thank you :) Yeah it's a good colour for him

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  6. Lovely work there. He looks pleased!

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  7. That is such a cute sweater. It's so funny that he grew while you were knitting it!

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    1. Thank you :) Hehe serves me right for taking so long lol

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  8. I love the collar! Reminds me of a Star Trek uniform though. I love the mismatched buttons, Who says they have to match?

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    1. Lol that hadn't occured to me but yes it does look similar

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  9. The sweater looks gorgeous, I love that such a simple design can look so appealing :)

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  10. Lovely sweater and he seems very happy with it too!

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    1. Thank you :) Yeah I think he likes it, especially the pockets

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  11. handsome model you got there :) Love the sweater especially the neck shaping and the button!

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  12. A great knit!! It is amazing how fast children grow isn't it! xx

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    1. Thank you, it's crazy :) And you don't always realise until they put their trousers on and their ankles are showing lol

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  13. Stunning!! This is just on point, I absolutely love it. I need it in my size.

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    1. Your wish is my command ;-) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spare-time-pullover

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  14. I love this sweater. Very pretty color.

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