I knit this for H this past fall, as a test knit for the lovely Annika of Noir Knits. I…may have been a little slow in my testing. (You should never have me test knit. I mean, I love to, but…I’m super slow.)
I modified a few things, including making the sleeves full length instead of half/three quarter because we live in Maine and it’s COLD here. (Especially so this winter, yikes!) I also knit the sleeves in the round instead of knitting them flat and seaming, and I rather wish I hadn’t as they were a trifle difficult to attach. But it all worked out in the end and I couldn’t be happier!
It’s incredibly hard to get a clear photo of him actually wearing the sweater, but know this: it fits him perfectly and is unbearably cute. The pattern (I suppose I should actually tell you what it is, eh?) is the Paw Print Cardi and I knit the largest (18-24mo) size. It fits my big boy just right. The yarn is my very own super wash merino DK that I dyed years ago for a baby blanket for E. I completely miscalculated how much yarn I would need for that blanket and I’ve since knit not only the blanket, but also two baby vests, a baby hat, a snuggly toy and this sweater from the yarn. And I still have some left!
Here are some better shots of the sweater itself, so you can see the sweet little paw prints marching up the front.
(They were taken pre-button-installation, but it has some very nice little brown buttons now.)
Check mine out on Ravelry!