Little girl sweater for fall

>> Friday, October 22, 2010

Towards the end of summer I did a lot of searching for the perfect fall sweaters for my children.  When I came across the Petite Purls website of patterns (all free) I found the perfect cardigan for my daughter. 

The Pink Orchard pattern was created by a woman who also wrote the pattern for the dress I made earlier this year.  I love them both dearly and I wish she had more patterns available.

I used the recommended yarn from Knit Picks and changed the colors per my daughters request.  Avery is in love with pink and purple so of course that is what we went with.  I modifed the button band by picking up stitches and knitting it in 2x2 ribbing instead of knitting and sewing on a button band separately.  We also went with one button as the recipient only wanted one purple heart button. 

Her jaguar needed to be in the photos as well since "her collar matches my sweater".....and as always there was plenty of running.

So sorry I have been away for so long (cooped up sewing Halloween costumes) but this photo is the start of a finished off parade.  Enjoy your weekends, I will be finishing up costumes, watching Halloween movies and enjoying a weekend rainstorm, and I will hopefully be back Monday with another finished off knit.


MadMad October 22, 2010 at 3:48 PM  

Oh, it looks so sweet! I love Petit Purls and only wish they were around when my guys were a little bit younger... For now I just have to hope for friends and acquaintances to have babies so I can knit them up - they're great.

Andi October 22, 2010 at 5:43 PM  

I love love that sweater. Mini you has wonderful taste in colors. You did a really beautiful job. Missed your posts- glad there will be more his week!

Chris October 22, 2010 at 6:25 PM  

Oh! It's super sweet! She's going to love wearing that sweater.

Mary October 22, 2010 at 8:26 PM  

Beautiful sweater and great color combination. I'll have to check out the website.

Hege October 22, 2010 at 11:48 PM  

What a beautiful jacket! Love the colours. And thank you for the link, I haven't seen it before.
Most of the snow have rained away, so it's just a slushy mess outside now...
Have a great weekend!

Woolly Stuff October 23, 2010 at 3:39 AM  

That is unbelievably cute!

Kar October 23, 2010 at 6:17 AM  

That turned out great! And the colors are wonderful together. Nice choices. :)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: October 23, 2010 at 4:55 PM  

What a fab sweater!!! I love it and think it might make a nice sweater for Mommy too - LOL

Have a fun and spooky weekend getting ready for Halloween!

Ann October 25, 2010 at 5:07 AM  

The sweater is lovely and I also like the color combination.
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wayside wanderer October 25, 2010 at 8:16 AM  

Adorable and feminine sweater! And what cute braided pigtails.

Larissa October 25, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

Love the sweater - the pink and purple stripes are perfect! Your girlie looks adorable in it. I can't wait to check out the site. I have a girl who may want one too. Hope your weekend was wonderful!

Ally Johnston October 25, 2010 at 7:33 PM  

It is a beautiful garment. I will go and have a peek at teh patterns although with two girls to make for perhaps I'll keep it all secreet.

ColorSlut October 28, 2010 at 7:48 AM  

WOW. The color and sleeves are so perfect for any girl!

stitching under oaks October 29, 2010 at 9:28 AM  

the sweater is wonderful. I love all the various stitches and if the colors are personalized it's even better! You are a fabulous knitter! This turned out wonderfully. I'm sure it will get a lot of wear this fall and winter.

Kristyn Knits November 8, 2010 at 11:52 AM  

I love your daughter showing off her new handmade creation! Isn't it exciting to think of her doing the same for her own children one day? Can't wait to see more of your finishing!!

Jane November 10, 2010 at 5:05 AM  

adorable. the perfect little girl's sweater!

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