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Billy's Sweater
October 8, 2008
December 13, 2008
Project info
Billy's Sweater
Striped Top by Debbie Bliss
Nephew Billy
24 months
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Zitron Trekking XXL
230 yards in stash
1.5 skeins = 688.5 yards (629.6 meters), 150 grams
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1/27 - my MIL sent me like SEVENTEEN photos of Billy in his sweater. And that’s edited down to the best of them. She takes a lot of pictures. Anyway, the first photo is from her, you can see it on him a little better there since he’s not moving… much. ;-)

1/11 - got an “action” shot from my SIL. It’s still way big on him (he just turned 1) but I’m thinking it might actually fit him at 24 mos.

I checked the pattern measurements against the CYC sizing standards (unfortunately, after all the pieces were knit), and I think the sizing is a bit off on the pattern. My gauge is on, the finished pieces measured what they should (30” chest, for example), but according to CYC the actual chest measurement for a 24-month-old (the size I made) is 20”. 10” of ease sounds like, oh, a bit much for a toddler, don’tcha think? At least it will fit Billy eventually (maybe in 3 or 4 years…).

I’m using a self-patterning yarn instead of creating the stripes with two different colors. And I’m making no effort to match up the stripes since the repeats are too long.

11/6 - Realized that when I started the neck shaping on the back, I completely skipped over the “work these stitches for 9 rows” part (on BOTH sides of the neck, making the same mistake twice).

11/7 - Finished the front and redid the neck and shoulder shaping on the back to the proper length.

11/8 - Started the first sleeve (was trying them 2 at a time, knitting flat, but something wasn’t working so I’m doing them one at a time).

11/16 - Finished first sleeve & started second.

11/20 - Finished second sleeve at knit-in. Just need to put it all together and finish the neckline!

12/4 - Nope, still haven’t started seaming. It’s still on the bed with the blocking pins in it.

12/7 - All seamed up! It’s done except for two buttons. The seaming was easier than I thought and it looks great, IMHO! :)

12/11 - Found the perfect buttons. Will finish up this weekend. Still admiring my seams. :)

12/13 - Sewed on the buttons at the yarn shop today. All done and “cute as all get out!”

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October 8, 2008
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by Zitron
75% Wool, 25% Nylon
459 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: March 25, 2008
  • Project created: October 9, 2008
  • Finished: December 13, 2008
  • Updated: November 2, 2012