This sweater was mailed off to my niece today. My husband and I chose the pattern and the yarn selection before she was born, not knowing the sex at the time.
-I had meant to get most of this completed while on vacation last summer. My SiL was due at the end of August. I brought the yarn with me, but forgot the pattern.
(I did get close to completing a second sock though...that's getting done next).
-My first time knitting a sweater, intarsia and an attached i-cord. Also my first time seaming together knit objects.
-I had to knit the back three times before I got the guage right. It hurt, but I recovered and the final product made it all worth the pain.
-The i-cord trim still isn't right. My first attempt left a very tiny peephole in the hood (I made it too tight). I loosened up on the second attempt and added in more stitches, but the face hole is still a little small. Also, the i-cord seems to be sitting on the inside of the hood and not looking like the nice trim like in the pattern picture. I didn't know how to fix it anymore and I ran out of time.
-The size is for a 0-6 month old baby and my niece is 7 months old. I hope she can wear it at least once
The pattern is called Ruby
and is from Bee's Knees Knits
The body is knit with SandnesGarn sisu 4228
The accessories are knit with Fortissima Colori Socka Color 9070