A year has passed in the blink of an eye and my sweet little niece, who you may have read about here or here, is turning one!
Once a 3 pound preemie, she is now all rounded and squishy and perfect :) The baby sweater I had knit her when she first arrived has long since been outgrown and retired to the baby box, so I thought a new one was in order.
I had a couple skeins of some Plucky Bulky yarn in the gorgeous Vintage Icebox colorway on hand, and decided those would be "the ones." I brought it along to Jamaica and happily knit away on the beach....ahh, this is the life!
I paired the Plucky with the Tiered Coat and Jacket pattern, but seeing as I was a bit short on yardage, just eliminated the tiering part and made it a plain old sweater with a garter collar and trim. To add a little more girlish whimsey, I used buttons I covered in some pretty floral Liberty fabric....so cute!
But even cuter is the sweater paired with my niece! Look at that crazy toothy grin!
I knit the 12-18 month size, and it fit perfectly, with room to grow. It will be a lovely spring and fall sweater for her. Happy first birthday, VV!!