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Thursday, October 29, 2009

a child's sweater

About a year ago, Blue Sky Alpacas donated a bunch of their superbulky alpaca/merino blend to Afghans for Afghans, to pass along to knitters who'd be willing to make a garment. I got some of the yarn, missed the deadline for knitting at the time and felt miserable about it.
Another deadline came up and I finally managed to finish the sweater up yesterday and mailed it out to them.
The age group they are delivering warm winter garments and accessories to this time is 7-14, and I am hoping this 34" chest size will fit and warm an Afghani child.
I used 10 skeins and so the sweater weighed one kilo, that's over 2 lbs - nice and heavy.

Size 15 needles yielded a gauge of 2 sts/in. I didn't follow a pattern, but I checked my measurements against some size charts.


quinn said...

So pretty! Nice job :)

AlisonH said...

Cool. You did it. And whoever gets it will be glad it went out now, so that they're the one who gets to own it.

jackie said...

I love it. I really like the collar too.

AmyS said...

It's absolutely gorgeous and looks so warm and snuggly! Great job.