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Topic: Sweaters I've made in the last few weeks for my daughter  (Read 7249 times)
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« on: December 02, 2012 12:49:10 PM »

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!   Grin

C'mon get happy!  :-P
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012 01:46:40 PM »

Wow, these are so beautiful! I love the rainbow and blue one. So pretty!

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012 02:39:06 PM »

They're awesome.  Great pattern choices, I think.  I'm a crocheter myself (I can't knit) and I know it can be frustrating to find patterns for cute wearables in crochet.  Excellent pattern and yarn choices.  Your garments turned out really beautifully.

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012 05:30:01 PM »

So cute!  And I agree--"more rainbows" is always the best choice!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012 06:07:17 PM »

Let me preface this with - Those are REALLY cute!

And then I will reveal my Geek Cred badge - when I saw the thumbnail pic that led me here I thought, "Wesley Crusher sweater!" I am fairly certain they made him wear a sweater with rainbow-ish stripes.

However, when I looked at the real pic I just thought that the sweaters were beautiful, and how much I missed my amazing grandmother who could knit and crochet up a storm.  I think you're talented.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012 08:16:35 AM »

Wow, I can't believe you made all of these in a few weeks!  They're gorgeous, and I would love to have them as a "big" girl.

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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012 03:42:30 AM »

Thanks everyone!   Smiley  Each one took about 2 days total to make since the patterns weren't very complicated.

LOL...I had the biggest crush on Wesley Crusher when I was a kid

I really wish I could find patterns for older girls' sweaters, especially the cardigans.  My older daughter is getting ready to turn 10 and she still loves it when I make her things...but it's pretty slim pickings to find crochet patterns that are appropriate for her.  Ok...and maybe some for myself as well. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012 08:48:18 PM »

These are all beautiful sweaters!  You have definitely changed my mind about crocheted sweaters, I usually prefer the knitted look.  Girls Classic Cardigan by Lisa van Klaveren in yellow is hands down my favorite! Great work!
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012 04:30:43 PM »

beautiful work! I especially like the yellow one. I'd love to have one in my size!

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