Monday, February 22, 2010

Pikkuveli

I loved this pattern as soon as I saw it. I had to make it for one of my boys.

I originally thought Jack would get it. He doesn't seem to mind my knits, and is too young to care a lot about what he wears.








I had some eco wool leftover from a few projects that I wanted to use up. I am sure my gauge was way off, because this ended up being way too big to fit Jack, who is three. It fits my son Addison, who is six but wears a size 7 youth.




Can you believe that the same boy who would not wear anything hand knit for the longest time, is wearing this today AT SCHOOL?! He has worn it everyday since it Friday. That makes me very, very happy.

This was one of those patterns I could not put down because I wanted to see what it was going to look like. It is brilliant!




Details:


Pattern: Pikkuveli


Mods: I used size 10 needles, and Eco wool is not a worsted weight yarn. I would call it heavy worsted. Because of this I cast on for a size 4 and probably ended up with a size 7.


Really, it works out great. Addison can wear it this year, maybe even this fall, then Jack can wear it after that.




18 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh this looks great on him! And to think, you'll get double the use out of it.
Kris

beki said...

Of course he loves it - it's way cool!

kpaints said...

Lucky you, lucky him! Congrats Mom, it is always a thrill when they actually want to wear it! lol

Heidi said...

I love that! It's so 'handsome'. (I didn't want to say pretty.. but it is).

I'm so happy that he likes it too. That's a bonus for Mom. Good job.

You make me really want to learn to knit.

Allison said...

That cardigan is awesome in every way. These are the types of things that make me want to learn to knit... next year.

Nantucket Dreams said...

aw, i love that he has worn it everyday! what a brilliant pattern!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Adorable! And you know if it got the seal of approval to wear at school in public.....than it must be good ;) My five year old is just as opinionated about here clothes.

Hilary said...

What a cool sweater! I'm so glad your little guy is wearing it...he looks awesome in it!

sue said...

I bought that pattern last week because I could not get over how it looked with the gray and orange being used together and the sleeves are amazing. Yours looks fantastic, no wonder your son wants to wear it all the time. I am sure your 3 yr old will love wearing it too when he fits into it.

a friend to knit with said...

katie! it is SO cool! i love it.. especially in those colors!

larissa said...

this sweater is awesome! and what a great design for a boy - those sleeves look like something a super hero would dawn!

rosa p. said...

thank you for adding me as friend in ravelry.
made me find your blog!

Jessica said...

That sweater is awesome...if I had one like it I would wear it every day, too!

kim said...

Okay, this is one of the cutest things I've seen in the longest time. Love the sweater and totally love his expression. So great.

nike said...

A troupe of little vagrants of the world
footprints in my words
puts off its mask of vastness
one song
kiss of the eternal

The Elegant Thrifter said...

It is beautiful. If my mom made me a sweater like that I'd wear it to school every day, too!

So impressed. Stan

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