Iain’s Birthday Sweater


I finished this one up just in the nick of time.  Towards the end I was really worried that it was going to be too small, but it fits perfectly, though in an entirely different way from how I imagined it would.


The details, yet again, are as follows:

“Child’s Aron Sweater #19″ by Yankee Knitter Designs, in a size 12, with 1-2″ added in both body length and sleeve length.

Made from Northampton, by Valley Yarns; color Apple Green


Iain entertained himself while modeling by trying to figure out how to set the time on his new watch!

Steve ended up picking out the buttons for me (If Steve were typing this, he would feel the need to clarify that “picking out” entailed him going into the store, relaying my description of what I was looking for to the little old lady behind the counter, her picking out two different buttons and him choosing between them…and choosing the one that she strongly encouraged at that).  I think they are just right.


There are several flaws in the sweater, but over-all, I’m pretty pleased.  He’s wearing it all the time now and I think it looks great on him; so handsome!


I’m so glad to finally be able to give him his “twisty stitches” and provide him with some extra winter warmth at the same time.  And so very glad that his big ten year old self is still happy with the gifts I make him.


17 thoughts on “Iain’s Birthday Sweater

  1. Melanie

    What a handsome boy! I love the sweater. . .and he must be so tall!!! My daughter is 8, and she’s very tall too. :)

  2. Mary

    What an awesome handknit! You are so far ahead of me on knitting skill! I just finished a vest for my hubby but haven’t ventured into the world of cables yet.

    So nice! And such a handsome young man. I have one of those 10yo’s that are still happy to wear/play with whatever mama makes.

  3. tai

    This absolutely beautiful! Just so perfect. It fits him so well and it is such a lovely pattern and the colour and the buttons- just right! He looks great in it. Beautiful work mama!

  4. Melanie

    Oh, so beautiful and I LOVE the color! The details are wonderful and give me lots of inspiration! Happy birth day to you and your Iain!

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