Many of you thought I was knitting Rowena as a baby gift. Let me introduce my baby sister: Perhaps she's not as small as you might have imagined? You may or may not recall that I received Knit2Together as a Christmas gift from my uncle and aunt, and as soon as I saw this pattern I knew that I needed to make it for my sister. I steathily asked her to measure a sweater of hers, and set to work. It's technically a (rather early) birthday present for her September birthday, but I wanted to make sure it fit. And it's a perfect fit. In size. In color. And certainly with the hydrangea bush.
Pattern: Rowena from Knit2Together
Yarn: KnitPicks Ambrosia in Petal, 9 1/2 skeins for a 34" size
Needles: US4 Addis
Notes: I made the sleeves a couple of inches shorter to make them 3/4 length rather than bracelet length (a decided preference of the recipient), and I knit the hem stitches up as I went rather than sewing them down later. Also, I only put a ribbon at the neck rather than also at the hem and sleeves.
Best Thing About This Project: It was 94 degrees and very humid in that photo above. And look how happy she looks in her new sweater!
And one more thing - as happy as she is above, my sister would like you all to know that she has many outfits planned for the sweater, and none of them involve the shade of fuschia she was wearing when we took the photos.