I’ve got a finished sweater for show-and-tell today! This sweater turned out pretty cute and I think that the wearer is uber cute! Of course, I’m the biased mama 😉
With this sweater, I knit a few rows here and there until I was on the last sleeve and I could taste finishing victory! It took about 6 months to complete and another few weeks to find the ribbon for the front closure. I got it all done in time for Mother’s Day when we gals dressed up to go to brunch 🙂
The sweater is quite girly with the ruffled edges, which on a 6-year-old is fine. If I were to upsize it for an older girl, I would skip the ruffled sleeve edges and opt for a simple rib instead.
The pattern is called Saffron and is part of the Spice Girls series. It is well written in true Elena fashion with plenty of tips and notes. The sizes run from 12 months all the way up to 18 years. The front closure can be customized, the pattern provides a couple of options to do that.
This sweater pattern can be knitted as a shrug or as a longer cardigan with sleeve length altered accordingly. All in all, Saffron is great value for your money.
I used a stash staple :: Tosh DK and my only modification was that I knit two extra rounds on all the ruffled edges. As always, I went up a needle size throughout. For this garment, I knit the size 6-7.
This sweater has turned out to be Kiki’s favorite item that I’ve knit for her so far. She had a great time posing so, I’ll let the pictures do the talking 🙂