Mairi Rose’s 8th Birthday Sweater


I bought the pattern from Scandinavian Knitting Design.  They stock many patterns that are difficult to find in the US.  The yarns all came from Knitpicks: Stroll Tweed Sock Yarn in “Oyster Heather”, “Thirst Heather”, and “Rabbit Heather”,  Stroll Sock Yarn in “Wonderland”, and Comfy Fingering Yarn in “Flamingo”.  The pink shows up better in person than it does in these pictures.  I really like the stroll yarns.  Everything that I’ve made from them has held up well; it doesn’t shrink, it doesn’t pill, it’s soft, light but warm, reasonably priced.  It just really works well for me.  I’m also finding that it holds up so well that hand-me-downs are almost guaranteed, which can’t be said about a lot of yarns and only adds to the over-all value.  Elijah wears his vest daily and not just for quiet, gentle indoor activities either!  It still looks brand new, which is really satisfying after all of that work!

I altered the pattern for Mairi’s sweater a bit by doing contrast cuffs and button bands as well as adding little flecks of a second color between the yoke and hem.

I’m extremely happy to see this sweater finished and in use!







12 thoughts on “Mairi Rose’s 8th Birthday Sweater

  1. Lisa

    I remember when Mairi was born! I can’t believe it’s been 8 years! She is as beautiful as she can be and the sweater is simply outstanding! Wish you could post more often…I so enjoy your posts!

  2. Deborah

    What a beautiful sweater on an even more beautiful daughter. I love that you knit sweaters for birthdays… maybe someday I will knit that fast!! Good to know about stroll…. I haven’t used that and I’ve wondered about it.

  3. Trish

    I used to knit sweaters for my granddaughter. She is so big now at 11 yrs. there aren’t many patterns I like, that she would wear, in her age group. So she hasn’t got a new sweater for some time now.

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