My youngest will be starting kindergarten next year, and I know from my older kids going through the same elementary school that a lot of times the school is fairly chilly. So, I started hunting around on Ravelry and found a couple patterns for sweaters that I really liked and wanted to make for her.
This first one was a free pattern by Sharon Volkman called Girl's Lacy Sweater. In the pattern it called for all one color, but I thought that was a little blah...and I think every 5 year old little girl HAS to have a piece of clothing with a rainbow on it.
Next is Girls Classic Cardigan by Lisa van Klaveren in yellow. The buttons are sentimental, because they were in the stash of buttons I got when my mom passed away. I really like this one, but I don't know if it's going to fit her next year because it fits her pretty well right now...seems like her patterns are written a little on the small-side...or it could just be that my yarn was a tad thin. This isn't a free pattern, I bought it from her Etsy shop Holland Designs.
This blue one is my FAVORITE of all. It worked up really fast and I love that even though you can tell it's handmade it's kind of...classy (not sure if that's quite the word I'm looking for but hey). This is another pattern I bought off Etsy, but this one is by Jennifer Pionk and is called Classic Charm Girls Cardigan. As much as I love this pattern, there really wasn't much by way of directions for making the sleeves, so I had to write my own. That's not such a bad thing though, because I got exactly the look I was going for. Just wish it came in some larger sizes as my older daughter would love to have one too. The button is actually from my late grandmother's button stash, so there's some sentimentality to this one as well.
Last is a red jumper I made from some yarn I had left over for another project...and is also Jennifer Pionk's Classic Charm Girls Cardigan. This one I made in my daughter's current size instead of planning for next year so that she can wear it at our family gathering this Christmas.
Whew! I've been busy...not too shabby for 2-3 weeks' work. Happy Holidays all!