I literally finished this sweater in 3 days. I could have finished it in 1 day if I had the time. I really can’t credit this speediness to becoming a quick knitter or anything because this pattern calls for thick yarn and thicker needles — thick yarn + thicker needles equal quicker projects. I really enjoy this combination, always have since Gifty taught me to knit 10+ years ago. It just feels so right in my hands.
For this sweater I used Lion Brand Yarn’s Sandbox Cardi + Hat pattern in size 9 months found via Ravelry. I knit the sweater using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick + Quick Yarn in butterscotch. I just love the color! I’ve always leaned towards the more bold and folksy colors. Something else I love about this pattern are the two pocket slits on the front — the pockets end up being knitted on the inside. They came out so cute and so ready for my baby girl’s little hands!
I added a funky element by sewing on faded green wooden buttons. I really think if Anthropolgie made kid’s clothes, they would sell stuff like this. : ) After knitting the sweater I realized I should have probably knit it in size 12 months. Unfortunately I listened to the reviews saying that this sweater comes out big. It practically just fits Dhara (11 months) — but maybe not even that. : ) It actually looks like a thick knitted coat/jacket of some sort. Really warm, and really cozy.