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Getting more sunshine in winter twilight
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Last winter or spring I've made a small but nice fair isle seamless baby pullover with 100% cotton in yellowish and white, and I called it Sunshine on Ravelry. It took much time and my girl has been growing faster than I knitted, so even the photo shoot wasn't accomplished to post the pattern. It's easy to loose interest, when you are not able to get the feedback from the person you were going to knit for, or even an assessment from your Mom, living miles away, and when you have no time to bother with a huge pile of other unfinished objects.
But I feel pleased with a conclusion that I really like knitting with yellow shades in cold times of the year. These colors are warm, and joyful, and very promising. Now I can prepare for the next FW season in advance.

So, in the Autumn I started another yellow pullover, toddler size this time. The stitch pattern is based on the sweater  by   H e r m e s  FW 2011-12 Men. The chart is so simple and good that I had a very fast progress with it. Back and front parts were ready in 2 days. But I ran out of yarn for the sleeves! During the Fall and before Christmas I lived in another city for several months and had no access to my stash. When we moved back home, I finished it at last and so gladly. The chains make the pullover really stretchy. As a result, it is a bit short for 2yo girl, good length with snow pants though, the sleeves are of a perfect length. Finally I am so pleased with a new bright yellow garment. So she is!
I am going to share the chart here, hope it's not against the law  :)))))))
The picots on the cuffs and body parts are seamless, for these purposes all parts had to be started with provisional cast on. The sleeves were knitted in the round, then flat when shaping the armholes. Two shoulder seams therefore and the seams on each side are sewed up. Neckband finished with the 6 rows in garter stitch.

 

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