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« on: April 02, 2013 05:52:55 AM »

In the past year, I've really gotten into crochet, and have made several blankets (seems to be my main thing), a few shawls, and other knick knacks. I had decided I was going to crochet some kind of garment this year, most likely a sweater.  I had wanted to make something for myself, but when I came across this pattern for "Child's Friendship Knot Sweater" by Red Heart Yarn, I knew I was going to be working my first sweater for my daughter.  

The pattern says intermediate level. So, no problem, except I got stuck at the very first special stitch (slip stitch knit which wants me to work in the back loop and go in the opposite direction.) It was a booger.  I was even visiting with my bff and between the two of us, we decided to go another route.  That special stitch was for a ribbing effect on the arms and bottom of the sweater. Once we decided that just doing a simple single crochet band, it was easy (mostly) sailing!

 

As I was working it, I would hold it up to my daughter.  I went with the size 8 pattern as I wasn't sure how long it would take and I didn't want it to be too small. I truly worried it would be too small.  And, I had to add several  inches to what the pattern called for in the sleeves or they would have been too small. The way they say to make the arm holes has it looking a little strange to me once pieced together. And, I was was so anxious to get it together, I probably could have sewn the seams a bit prettier.  But it works!

The knot pattern calls for this cute friendship knot band in the center, but I was concerned the sweater would be to small, and I was anxious to see her try it on, so I skipped that part, and  just stitched up a cute little flower to decorate (and to help us figure out the front from the back!)

It fits!

Sorry the picture is sideways!  I was surprised the neckline is actually so wide on her! Now, to see what it does after it's washed.

I added more rows of single crochet to the neckline and it looks better.




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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013 06:48:37 AM »

really cute. congratulations on your first sweater! i like the wide neckband, my daughters layer everything so you are right in style.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013 07:32:02 AM »

Yay! I have yet to make my first sweater. This is great! She looks great in it, it looks great on her. Good job, mom!
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013 07:47:50 AM »

It really does look good on her. Well done!
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013 07:54:55 AM »

Thank you so much!
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013 10:48:08 AM »

You did a great job, the sweater suits her well. I like the color you choose and the flower adds a nice touch.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013 02:29:59 PM »

Very impressive, and your daughter looks adorable in it!
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013 03:31:46 PM »

She looks so proud! You did a great job fitting it to her. That flower's a nice touch, but shouldn't it have been Hello Kitty?Huh Grin How's her crafting coming along? Still doing embroidery with you? Fun to see how she's grown.
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