Sunnyside Baby Sweater for Astrid

I finished the Sunnyside baby sweater that I was knitting for Astrid, and boy am I glad I did! For a bit, I was afraid I wouldn’t finish it in time for her to wear it. She’s growing so fast! This is how it happened: I had one skein of sock yarn and plans to knit myself a new pair of socks. Then, it started getting colder outside, and I wanted to dress Astrid in sweaters, and the sweaters I’d knit for her already were too big! I found the Sunnyside pattern and saw that the 3 month size only took one skein of sock yarn. Perfect! But then, she started growing, and I couldn’t knit a bigger size because I only had the one skein of yarn, and at $20 a pop, I couldn’t buy another skein of yarn.

IMG_0284It turned out perfectly, though. At least I think so. I think there’s a tiny bit of room to grow, but it fits just great now, too. There is just something about the way the garter stitch edging comes down around her wrists and grazes the bottoms of her hands, and the way the sleeves wrinkle up when she bends her arms. It’s beautiful. I do confess, I jumped the gun and put it on her without adding buttons yet.

The yarn is Malabrigo sock yarn in the color Playa.

There is an adult version of the sweater now, too, and I am so, so tempted. But I’m still working on my Dahlia, which I started two summers ago. I’m a little stuck, because I’m 90% sure I’m going to run out of yarn. I’ve got one and a half sleeves left. If I order more yarn, it will not be the same dye lot, and I ordered the original so long ago, that I doubt KnitPicks will have any of the same dye lot. I guess I might as well ask, though.

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