Early last evening I headed east to granddaughter Kimmy's choir concert at Pennfield High School northeast of Battle Creek.
On the way, I picked up Mom and asked her to snap a few Sprout pictures while it was still daylight. Thanks Mom.
I'm not broad in the shoulders. If I had it to knit over, I would shape the set-in sleeves more so they fit my shape better.
Pattern: Cultivated Vines by Sara Louise Harper in the May, 2010 Creative Knitting
- Knitting lower two-thirds of sweater in the round instead of separate front and back.
- Pattern goes from size 38 (too small) to size 42 (too big). I'm knitting a between size, size 40 on 240 stitches.
- Used neck shaping for size 38 and sleeve shaping for size 42.
- Shortened sleeves so they'll end just above my elbow.
Yarn: Knitpicks Cotlin, a DK weight 70% Tanguis cotton 30% linen yarn.
Color: Sprout, a summery green.
Needles: Options #4, 3.5mm.
Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 8 rows/inch in stockinette.
Kimmy and her Great-grandma Monette after the concert.
The concert was very entertaining and impressive. Kimmy had a small solo belted out clear and on key. We were all very proud of her. She's ending her freshman year. It will be fun to see what she does with her singing talent as she progresses through high school.