I know that 20 degrees isn't cold for many of people, but you should know that Seattle is notorious for being full of weather-wimps which means that there's been a whole lot of complaining about how freaking cold it's been around here lately. One upside to freezing weather though is that it sure does make you appreciate all your woolens. And look, O, has a new one!
After a couple weeks of knitting a little bit here and a little bit there, her new sweater is done. It's a simple top-down stockinette stitch sweater with a cable running down each the sleeve (the cable is Frosted Edge from Vogue Stitchionary 2 for anyone interested). And as usual, I used Barbara Walker's fabulous Knitting From the Top to guide me along the way.
I contemplated continuing the cable down the sides of the sweater too, but in the end I chose to keep the body super-simple. I'm usually not a huge fan of ribbed cuffs and bottoms but they seem to be pretty practical on children's garments so I finished both with some simple 2 x 2 ribbing.
The yarn is Jaeger Extra Fine Merino and I think I bought it way back in the day when it was being discontinued (or maybe just this color was being discontinued? I can't remember). In any case, I bought enough at the time to make myself a sweater but that plan was obviously tossed somewhere along the way in favor of Plan B - making O a sweater. Fortunately, Plan B worked out pretty well, if I do say so myself because how much does O love her new sweater?