Sunday, January 5, 2014

Fossil Pullover in the Wild

The fossil pullover fits and is lovely! The littlest little wore this over the holidays and it fits like a dream.  I had knit the 6-9 month size and she is in 3-6 month clothing, so it's a little on the smaller end of the sizing spectrum – either that or my gauge is on the small side. Not entirely unlikely.

Warm and cozy

It is an easy on and off pullover with the generous button raglan.  The Brooklyn Tweed Loft is warm and wooly, but light.  That is essential as it turns out because this girl is a miniature human space heater.  She doesn't not enjoy being sweaty either, so we try to avoid that at all costs.

The other thing that I love about this little sweater is the hemmed neckline.  No one wants to squeeze their head through a too-tight neck, or squeeze some poor baby's head through one.  And even worse is a neck that is a little too tight once it's on.  The hemmed neck has just the right amount of give, and the folded ribbing helps to keep the form of the neck, so it's not floppy or messy looking.

If you know a worthy little recipient, I'd recommend this pattern.  It's a keeper! Previous post and photos can be found here on the blog, and more pattern details are here on ravelry.

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous sweater, Faye! And about that adorable little chin!?!?!? (the little one, just above the big one--;)

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    1. She gets that double chin from me. :)

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  2. Sweet! Love the glimpse of baby cheeks too :-)

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    1. Thanks Gail. Those cheeks and baby rolls are the best.

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  3. she looks dashing in this! you did such a great job knitting this up!

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    1. Thanks Jen. She's only cozier in her peanut shell.

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