I finished up my second Scamp, the Dog for my friend’s 3 year old daughter. From what I’ve been told, she might actually explode when the mailman delivers him later this week. 🙂
This time I used a scrap ball of what I’m pretty sure is Cleckheaton Country 12-ply in cream color (no ball band, but it sure looked like the ones with ball bands!) I used size US2 needles and had only scraps leftover–so approximately 2 ounces, just like the pattern says! The ‘collar’ is in Patons Astra in Lip pink and I tied it into a bow instead of seaming it, that way it can be changed later.
And now for the detail-laden FO.
I started off with the ‘Raglan Cardigan with Fully Fashioned Shaping’ by Debbie Bliss. That’s where things started changing. I chose the cardigan because my youngest son has a pumpkin-sized noggin. Hubby promptly shot the idea down in flames because in his opinion, cardigans are, hmmm…shall we say… Less than masculine. So I decided to follow the basic instructions, but knit the sweater in the round. I omitted the seaming stitches and went to work. At the underarms, I left the stitches on waste yarn instead of binding them off. I also knit the sleeves in the round to the underarm. I knit in two colors to help eliminate some stash of Wool Ease.
Two-Tone Raglan Sweater, knit in the round
26″ chest measurement, knit on sizes US7 & US8 at approximately 4.5 stitches and 6.5 rows per inch in stockinette. (18/26 over 4″)
Lion Brand Wool Ease in Blue Heather for the sleeves and Oxford Grey for the body and neckband; just over one ball of grey and just under one ball of blue.
Started July 10 and Finished July 17. Would have gone much faster if not for that silly Ravelry! :-) I’m almost embarrassed to admit that it took me as long to knit this little thing as it has to knit a full sized sweater for an adult. Oh well. I apologize for not offering up any photos of the littlest one actually wearing the sweater. Apparently cooperation is NOT on the menu this morning! LOL Dealing with not-quite-two-year-olds can be tough sometimes!
Have an excellent day wherever you are!