It was just sitting there with only half a sleeve to go, abandoned in the yarn bowl, alone on the top shelf of my yarn cabinet. I had so many “must knit” things going on, that I couldn’t spare an hour to finish it up. Well, yesterday morning I finally found that hour and put the finishing touches on The Munchkin’s little sweater.
Three things about this knit
1. The Pattern is Excellent. Well written, lots of photos, and many different options for customization all come together to make a very pleasant knitting experience. Which is great, because I bought the pattern bundle and plan to make two other sweaters by this designer in the coming months (Cinnamon for the Dancing Queen and Lavanda for The Bookworm). I should have made one size bigger and the sleeves could be longer, but those are my mistakes and not the designers. At least it will get passed down to The Fraggle when The Munchkin grows out of it. I highly recommend this pattern.
2. The Yarn. Malabrigo Arroyo is a fine sport weight yarn that knits up nicely and has lots of yardage, plus it is superwash, which is a huge plus when making a sweater for a three year old. But that isn’t why I bought it. The color. Oh, my! The color is fabulous! In true Malabrigo form this yarn is amazing to look at, an adventure to knit with, and a delight to behold! On the flip side (and I know this is my fault for being too lazy to alternate skeins), the two skeins that I had were not identical, so one arm is a bit lighter from the armpit down than the rest of the sweater. I can live with it. I am probably the only one who can tell. When will I ever learn to knit from both skeins?
This is not the arm that is different, in case you were wondering…
3. Three down, three to go, plus three more…. Every year I knit a sweater for each kid. I am halfway done, after finishing The Boy’s Green, The Princess’s Olearia, and now The Munckin’s Saffron. Except that this year I threw in plans for a Man sweater and two for me, too. Hey, it’s only September, right? Plenty of time.