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Jun 18, 2017 06:41:13   #
LindaH (a regular here)
Good morning!

I changed my mind about doing the Noe Valley sweater for Katie. I think it will swallow her whole for several years before she actually fits it. So I decided to hold off on that pattern until she is in her teens and I actually know what size to make her with the yarn that the pattern calls for. I don't think that I could successfully adapt the pattern to fit her now.

I have looked the internet over for a nice cardigan instead. I found one that I really like and that looks easy enough without complicated stitch patterns. It is called Drift and Nora Gaughan designed it. Here is the link to the free pattern:

I think she will love this sweater and be able to wear it for several years!
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Jun 18, 2017 06:50:45   #
That is lovely. Thanks for the link. One to put on the ever growing to-do list!
Jun 18, 2017 06:54:36   #
KnitWit 54
Ooh! That is absolutely gorgeous as well as timeless. I think that will have to go on my list too.
Jun 18, 2017 06:55:04   #
It's a lovely sweater. But I am just curious, it sounds like Katie is still a child and this is an adult pattern. Will it fit her and do you think it is a style a young girl would like?
Jun 18, 2017 06:56:55   #
jinx (a regular here)
That is a beautiful pattern. Isn't that still way too big for her? Are you not able to find a pattern in her size that your like?
Jun 18, 2017 07:19:15   #
ChristineM (a regular here)
Oooh wow! Thank you. That is gorgeous!
Jun 18, 2017 07:23:49   #
hildy3 (a regular here)
That is just a perfect sweater...timeless, and will go with or over anything. Thx so much for the link. Gorgeous color, too!
Jun 18, 2017 07:25:03   #
kathleenTC (a regular here)
I have that on my list, too. You'll have to post a photo when you finish it.
Jun 18, 2017 07:25:06   #
Mitch (a regular here)
Very nice sweater.
Jun 18, 2017 07:41:55   #
Sjlegrandma (a regular here)
What a beautiful sweater and the colour used in the picture really makes it "pop"
Jun 18, 2017 07:45:39   #
8Linda (a regular here)
Beautiful pattern, thanks. Hope the sweater will fit.
Jun 18, 2017 07:46:37   #
Just gorgeous. I think I may have at one time considered this pattern. I'll have to check.
Jun 18, 2017 07:55:53   #
ptspraker (a regular here)
That is a beauty. I had to print the pattern to go with my other thousands. lol
Jun 18, 2017 07:58:51   #
whitetail (a regular here)
Really pretty, thanks for sharing
Jun 18, 2017 09:36:42   #
LindaH (a regular here)
I am making the small size because she is already a 10/12 even though she's only 8 years old. When she was 4, I made her a sweater to wear until she was 8 and she has outgrown it now. It was a cardigan too. I know this sweater will be big on her right now but she loves big sweaters. She loves wrapping herself in one and getting "snuggly" warm when it is chilly outside. She still tries to wear the original cardigan I made for her when she was 4. I have yet to find a cardigan for a child that I like and want to make. I haven't found any that really speak to me like this one does. My only issue is finding the Berroco Vintage yarn in dewberry or blush. I am looking for a sale and so far I have yet to find one. I need 6 hanks of either colorway to make this sweater, and it looks like I am going to be buying it somewhere. I have Vintage in my stash for a sweater for me, and I just caked a hank of it to see how the swatch looks when I am done. My colorway is a steely charcoal gray, which would not be a color for Katie. I plan to undo the swatch once I am done with it so that I will have enough yarn to complete the sweater I want to make for myself.
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