Noah’s Placket Sweater
Pattern | Child’s Placket-Neck Pullover by Joelle Hoverson
Yarn | fonty Soft Tweed in Rouille
Needles | 4.5 mm circulars
This was a quick knit despite me putting it on hold in favour of some design work. After finishing the Melange shawl, I decided to pick this up again, seeing that I finished the body and just had the sleeves & yoke left. It took me about two to three days of full on knitting to complete the entire project. In that aspect, knitting for kids is awesome because you don’t take forever to finish a sweater or pullover!
I have been gravitating towards seamless designs so finishing this was a joy! I made an error with the underarms for one of the sleeves and failed to put aside 8 stitches resulting in me having to decrease 8 stitches from the sleeve and figure out a way to cover up underarm when the entire sweater was finished. Still, it isn’t all that bad.
The tweed texture and colour wasn’t very appealing when I first received the yarn but now as a finished object and on him, I must say that it suits him quite well. I used KAM snaps (the same ones that you find on cloth diapers) in place of buttons as I find that they function better and are easier to place (lazy me!). In terms of sizing, I picked the 1-2 year old size to knit up and it still has some room around the chest and arms so I reckon he can still use this next season – hopefully it will still leave some room in his jacket.
The question now is this: what do I do with the remaining two skeins of yarn? Hm.
Ravelry info available here.