Knitting in the North

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And Now, The Moment You've All Been Waiting For...

Let's clap really, really hard for the special sweater we see today! (Sorry, too much TV with the kids :0) Here it is, The Pirate Sweater in the flesh! I finally bit the bullet and helped Brian clean up his room, and found the sweater packed in his suitcase for his next big trip. On to the particulars! Pattern: Pirate Sweater, from Adorable Knits for Tiny Tots, by Zoe Mellor. Yarn: GGH Bali (a machine washable cotton/acrylic blend), 3 skeins of blue, 2 dark brown and 1 bone. Needle size: US size 4 straights Started: August 2006 Finished: December 2006. If I hadn't procrastinated so much on the intarsia, it would have been finished and tucked away well in advance, but you know. It was just so intimidating! Now I know better. I knit the largest size, for a 4-5 year old, and it just fits. I didn't even think to check the measurements on an existing sweater, something I plan to do in the future. Ah, well, it fits now, and is much loved - which is the important thing. I'm pretty proud of myself, I haven't knit a whole lot of "big" projects, and this was such a success.