I realized that it has been a few weeks, but for good reason. My poor DS1 did not have a single sweater to put on when the weather turned cold over the last couple of weeks. What is a knitting mommy supposed to do? Knit him one of course! LOL
Truthfully, I started it sometime in July, but did not really start working on it until after I finished my shawl. (Some priorities are made here… 😀 ) A couple of days ago, it got finished.
It has warmed up now, of course, but when it gets cold (Texas standards anyway… 😉 ), he will have a sweater.
The pattern is this aran sweater from Drops. It is a fun pattern, except for the fact that I needed a size 5/6 circumference, 7/8 body length, and 11/12 sleeve length!!!! I guess my kid has long arms. LOL I used Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Red, and it turned out very soft and squishy. The hardest part was to keep track of 3 different charts with 3 different number of rows simultaneously. But once you get it started, and are able to read your knitting that was actually not bad. The patterns are pretty instinctive. Oh, and I changed the ribbing to 2×2 ribbing, instead of the 1×1 the pattern requested.
A sneak peak of my next project? Alright: