It's been a little bit crazy around here lately, so I haven't had a chance to post. The blog is desperately in need of updating, and first on the list is the pinwheel sweater! It is Done!
Pattern: Pinwheel Sweater from Elann
Yarn: Caron's Simply Soft from the stash
Needles: Size 8 Bamboo dpn and 29" circular
Date Completed: 9-2-06
Modifications: I made a version exactly in between the adult and baby sizes so that it would fit a very special 5 yr old.
Here's the front. I chose black fabric covered shank buttons from my sewing machine and positioned it so that the sweater is almost double breasted. After trying it on Alex, I knew it would just fall off if I only used 1 button, so it has 1 button on the outside, and one on the inside.
Here's the back
And here's the birthday girl herself, Kathryn!
I really like this sweater, but the I-cord edging was a pain. I also like the yarn I chose. It is very soft, and I love the stitch definition. My only problem is that it is much heavier than it would have been if I had used wool. I hope it doesn't stretch it's self out.