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gal51
02-06-2008, 10:12 AM
I finished a sweater that I was working on for my 2-year old. I'm not too thrilled with the end result because it's too small, but I made a huge mistake with gauge. Somehow in my mind I got it backwards and thought that tighter tension = bigger, but indeed it's the other way around :doh: . I knew I had too many stitches per inch, but thought it would be OK and it would be bigger - :doh:! You can read more about what I learned on my blog (http://pursuingpurls.blogspot.com) :)

Anyway, the process was great because I learned how to pick up and knit stitches and make button holes. Here are a couple of pix:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2180/2244582645_3a88a630b0.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2230/2244582489_82c3559d1b.jpg

TFL!!

p.s. gauge is important! ;)

p.s.s. it's the Lion Brand free pattern Simple Hooded Cardigan (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70038.html?noImages=0)

dustinac
02-06-2008, 10:25 AM
aww she is a cutie!! the sweater looks great...I always want to do the oppposite with gauge too :rofl:

bethany
02-06-2008, 10:42 AM
it looks really good though! Sorry it's too small...what a bummer. However, in 3 weeks she would have outgrown it anyway, right?!? That's not a consolation at all is it? Oh, they grow too fast.

Nice work though, the construction looks great!

Mystery_Gyrl
02-06-2008, 10:43 AM
Your daughter looks sweet. And you learned new technique(s). Plus you got to see if you liked the pattern or not. So it is a win win situation.

gal51
02-06-2008, 02:02 PM
Your daughter looks sweet. And you learned new technique(s). Plus you got to see if you liked the pattern or not. So it is a win win situation.

These are my thoughts exactly :)

Jan in CA
02-06-2008, 02:25 PM
Awww cute!

Knit4Fun
02-06-2008, 05:27 PM
Awwww...so sweet! The sweater looks perfect too... :heart:

Jaxhil
02-06-2008, 06:53 PM
She's sooo cute!! The sweater looks really cute, despite being snug-isn't that the style now anyway? :teehee: and just fyi, I always seem to go the opposite way and things end up HUGE! Great job!!

tangle2007
02-07-2008, 03:33 AM
That is adorable! Thanks for sharing the pattern--I think I will add that to my list of projects to do!

Debkcs
02-07-2008, 04:31 AM
I made my DGD a sweater for Christmas that's too big, so please don't feel bad. Since it swatched right,I have no idea why. The great thing is that both our little girls are absolutely adorable!:heart:

Slim
02-07-2008, 08:44 AM
Oh, it's so cute! And she's a doll!

Suziblues
02-07-2008, 10:12 AM
Aww, what a SWEET HEART! And the sweater is very cute and it looks like your stitches are so perfect and neat.
Great Job! :cheering:

kellee0302
02-08-2008, 04:30 PM
The sweater looks great and kids outgrown everything so fast, besides the plus side is they really don't care as long as it was made by someone special. my 13 year old son still wants things made for him and when he outgrows something he expects me to rip that out and make him something else with the same yarn that will fit.

ah
02-10-2008, 07:11 PM
Looks cute!