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January 17 2011
February 13 2011
Project info
Mi Escuelita by Rosi Garmendia
Alexis the niece
8 yrs
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
YarnArt Absolute Wool
none left in stash
3.25 skeins = 780.0 yards (713.2 meters), 325 grams


I put in the zipper about a week ago. I actually got it at a local fabric store. Damn but I love looking at this sweater!!!! It looks super cute on her doesnt it ?

Got some pics up. Still need to be blocked and am ordering a custom zipper from Zipper Source. Will get final pics up but wanted to share!! :) Hmm I may want to add pockets…

The knitting is done!!! I was really avoiding the button band cause of all the stitches needing to be picked up and since I was picking up around the whole edge I thought I would need a bigger cable needle. However the cable was big enough and knitting the band wasnt as big a chore as I thought it was. Granted I went to bed waaaay to late for a Sunday night to finish the cast off but it was worth it!!!



Its been going rather well. At first I though the yarn was too bubblegum pink but knit up it looks really pretty. My niece came with my to my LYS an picked it out and she also picked out the sweater pattern. I swatched (but didnt wash) and the gauge was right on. I figure after washing it will only get bigger.

The sweater is knitting up quite fast and I love the pattern. I did however modify the sleeves. I didnt like the ribbing. Personally I dont like a sweater to hug my arms. So I just used the same number of stitches and used the back cable pattern to go at the length of the sleeve.

Im loving it!!! Its soo cute. Im just scared the sleeves may be a little to short. I havent attached them yet so Ima wait to try them on my niece to get a better measurement. So far so good though!

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January 17 2011
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100% Wool
240 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: March 2, 2010
  • Project created: January 16, 2011
  • Finished: February 14, 2011
  • Updated: April 29, 2011
  • Progress updates: 4 updates