Hello! We got home from our second family reunion of the summer, but since I have yet to sort through those pictures, I’m sharing a little project I made in June. This is the tiniest sweater I’ve ever made, and I think it’s so cute! One of Bracken’s best friends had a birthday and I decided to make this for her because she has a very special friend (of the stuffed animal variety) who goes along with her most places. I thought her friend might appreciate a warm sweater on occasion, and I chose the color because her favorite color is orange. It was different for me to knit in a color this bright because I tend to gravitate towards more subtle hues, but this yarn was so much fun to knit with and I liked changing things up.
I picked up the yarn at Cozy, in Eugene. The yarn is Knitted Wit (Big Sky Worsted), and I love the name of the colorway- Glazed Over Carrots. (I found it challenging to capture the orange color with my camera, it just didn’t look like the same orange I was looking at in real life, but I placed a bundle of carrots from the farmer’s market next to it, which might have helped a little.) The pattern I used for the little sweater was Chloe’s Cardigan by Susan B. Anderson. I made one modification, rather than knit i-cords for tying up the front, I made a buttonhole and then sewed on a small button that Jeff made in black walnut wood. Not everything I knit turns out the size I intend it to (I usually only knit a gauge swatch first for large sweaters and projects of that nature), but the good news is that that wee sweater fit perfectly!