My best friend had a baby girl about 6 months ago, which I've been really happy about because I get to make things for her :) Making things for babies is the best! Because they're so small, it really doesn't take much time!
I used a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. Here's what it's supposed to look like:
And here's my version:
|See? Not nearly as cute as the one with the baby :(|
Unfortunately, I don't have my own cuddly little baby to model it for me, so I took a picture of my cuddly cats for you instead.
|Don't let them fool you, they're usually getting into trouble.|
Anyway, now that you've got your cuteness in for the day, on to the pattern.
This was a really easy, straightforward pattern. It's knit in garter stitch in four pieces, then put together at the end. Overall, it was pretty mindless. Perfect for knitting while sitting in the car or watching a movie; not tons of concentration required
Sizing: I made mine in 6 months, but there are instructions included for larger sizes
Does it look like the photo? Yes! I'm not very original with my color choices, so I used the exact yarn pictured in the photo. It looks almost exactly the same. Yay!
Materials: 2 balls of Lion Brand Amazing yarn in Pink Sands and two buttons.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes! Very clear, simple, and easy. I would definitely recommended this for a beginner.
Pattern alterations: I decided to leave off the hood. I even made it, but decided it looked kind of stupid.
What I love most: The buttons. I didn't want to put colored buttons on, because I didn't want it to be too pink. I like that these have little flowers on them, but they're not super girly.
What I would do differently if I made it again: I wouldn't waste the yarn on the hood. Other than that, nothing!
Recommended? Yes! Quick, easy, clear, and cute.
Final thoughts: It would be cuter with a baby in it. Maybe we'll get lucky and my friend will send me some photos of her gorgeous little girl in the sweater...