Sweater for a Sweetie

Sweet Lil Sweater @ www.willcookforshoes.ca

This little sweetie…

I love her to the moon and back.

This is my adorable “niece” – Nina.

Maybe you’ve heard the quote, “There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family.” That’s a good way to sum up Nina and her family. I feel pretty darn lucky to have Nina call me her Auntie T.

And there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for her.

One of my favourite things is to make stuff for her (dresses, cakes, cupcakes…) and most recently this little sweater.

Sweet Baby Sweater @ www.willcookforshoes.caThere’s really nothing like finishing a knitted item and presenting it as a gift. This is actually one of the reasons I was so bound and determined just over two years ago to pick up a set of knitting needles (again!) and make something that: a) needed more than a knit stitch, and b) actually required me to read and follow a pattern!

Since then, I’ve done a few knitted projects that have stretched my knitting skills. When in doubt, I google for youtube videos and have even resorted to posting my questions to Facebook and Instagram for help from my social media community.

For my May Minerva Crafts project, I chose this sweet little sweater.

The yarn is so lovely, soft and squooshy (I’m sure that’s a word, right?).

Sweet Baby Sweater @ www.willcookforshoes.caI love the little “anti-tickle” notation at the top of the packaging. I knew this yarn would be perfect for Nina!

This was really lovely to knit with and when I blocked it (washed the sweater after it was knit up to relax the fibres and make everything settle properly) it got even softer. This would be so great for scarfs and mitts, too! Oh – and baby blankets! And it’s super wash, so you can put it in the washing machine without worrying about felting (I would just let it lay flat to dry, though).

The pattern I used for this project is called In Threes, which can be found on Ravelry.

While there are lots of sweet little details on this sweater, it really knit up quite quickly.

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And with its cute little short sleeves, this sweater is perfect for those cool summer days (which I suspect we here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, may have a lot of this year).

And I love these needles – KnitPro Karbonz Fixed Circulars. They handled this yarn perfectly.

Sweet Baby Sweater @ www.willcookforshoes.ca

I absolutely adored giving this sweater to Nina.

Sweet Baby Sweater @ www.willcookforshoes.ca

Do you knit? Do you like to give your knitting for gifts? Would love to hear what your go-to patterns are! This one is definitely a keeper.

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