This sweater brought me some serious joy. I loved learning how to make the rounded yoke (which for garment newbies is the shaped pattern piece, in this case around the neck and shoulders). The stitch pattern was interesting enough to keep things fun, but not so complicated that I had to look at the pattern book every time I started another row.
Book: Top-Down Crochet Sweaters by Dora Ohrenstein
Yarn: Unidentified stash yarn
Size: Began with Small, then adjusted to fit my daughter (Age 6)
Model: My daughter Iva (a.k.a Drama-Baby)
As you can see in the photos, the neckline is a little big for Iva. The pattern repeat with the bobbles is supposed to begin and end on the yoke (before the armholes and body are made). Iva’s has two bobble rounds on the yoke and one on the body. If I made this again, I would squish the bobble rounds up on the yoke to make the size adjustment.
This pattern has sleeves, but when Iva saw it like this, she just HAD to have it like it was. And since it was a little big on top, there were already sleeves going on… kinda:) She seems to have inherited my mantra that everything “looks fine how it is!” – it can be a blessing and a curse. I like to think of it as a sign of contentment and not complacency.
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