There's something about the faint hint of Autumn in the air that makes me quiver with knitterly excitement. It's gone from 'oh-my-word-I-actually-think-I'm-felting-this-yarn-as-I-knit' hot to slightly cooler in the mornings and yesterday I reached for socks. Yes, Autumn is coming and so begins a fresh knitting season. I personally LOVE this moment in time where it's still warm but there's an air of change and a hint of pumpkin, leaf fall and snuggly layers in the breeze.
It's perfect timing then that I worked to finish a sweater for the Playful Tot. I'm dreadful at finishing off knits so I made myself pull out this little sweater and get some buttons on after a bath as soon as I saw potential for wearing it. The Tot is thrilled.
The design is 'Hine' by Kelly Brooker and I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out. Being a robust little thing, I aimed to knit this with room to grow for the Tot as she's already sporting 2 year plus clothes and not yet hit this milestone birthday (where is time going?!?!?) It came out just right- roomy but ready to wear already so this will hopefully go right through to Spring now. I think this pattern is great for layering which I'm fairly sure is a must for toddlers, or at least it is mine.
The yarn is Lush Worsted from The Uncommon Thread in the 'Bois' colourway. I love it. It's deep and moody enough to be a tad grown up and add interest to each stitch but warm and rich enough not to make a little girl look too serious. The base fluffs up nicely for a bath too so I think it'll be nice and warm on those chillier mornings.
The best part was the buttons. I have a much maligned button box that got some serious attention. 3 little buttons with a spare just in case were found that I think are just perfect. What do you think?
You can see more lovely pictures and further project notes here on Ravelry.