Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tea with Granny Sweater

It has been awhile since I shared a knitting project, and it is high time I took pictures of this sweet little sweater! It was technically completed in November, and Jemimah has enjoyed wearing the sweater since then. I waited, though, as its sometimes difficult to find the perfect buttons to complement a garment. I had used some wood buttons I had on hand, but the mahogany color clashed with the "Tea Rose" wool.
I used the pattern "Granny's Favorite", which can be found here. "Granny's Favorite" is truly a sweet design! It was a pleasure to knit and the pattern was easy to follow. My only complication was my choice of yarn! 

Prior to last year I had never purchased yarn on-line. I enjoy the experience of perusing the yarn section of JoAnn's or, even better, the local yarn shop. However after seeing that so many knitters were ordering yarn on-line I thought I would go ahead and give it a try too. In my exuberance of having 150 colors to choose from I did not think to look at the yarn's weight and accidentally purchased fingering weight yarn. When then yarn arrived, I realized my mistake. I decided to hold two strands of yarn together while knitting. This worked out quite well, except for the yoke section. The lace pattern of the yoke required a little extra attention and my doubled yarn was a bit confusing. But in the end it all worked out!
I really love the details of this sweater! It is a pattern I hope to knit again and again. I eventually found the perfect buttons on Etsy here. I was looking for a natural wood button, but wanted something a little more unique than a standard round button.
Due to my yarn mistake this sweater ended up being extra thick and warm, which is just what Jemimah has needed this past week! Winter has definitely returned to our area. I am hoping to begin work on a new springtime cardigan for Jemimah this week.

May you have a blessed start to your week!

"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." 
Romans 15:13


  1. It's beautiful. Jemima is a lucky little girl!

  2. Oh, how lovely! What a clever idea to double up the yarn! Did you purchase your wool from Knitpicks?

    1. Yes, I did! They have quite the selection and great sales too. : )

    2. I live Knitpicks! Such reasonable prices for such beautiful yarns.

  3. It's so lovely, Sarah! The color is gorgeous, and suits that pattern perfectly! The buttons are just the right touch, in my opinion. :-)


  4. I love the buttons, that is such an important detail and can really break a sweater.

  5. Beautiful work, Sarah. It's beautiful, and the buttons are perfect. I love the color too. ♡ I'll have to check out the pattern. :-)

  6. I love it! It's wonderful! :)

  7. Such a sweet little cardigan, it's beautiful Sarah.

  8. Perfectly lovely work for a certainly cherished child....D

  9. Beautiful! I love the color and those buttons are perfect!

  10. Oh, beautiful, Sarah! Your knitting is exquisite and this sweater is the most gorgeous combination of colour and texture! How wonderful you were able to order the yarn online...such a perfect colour for little Miss Jemimah...she gets sweeter and sweeter! What a joy and a blessing she must be in your lives... I am thinking a knitting project would be just the thing for the blustery Autumn days we are now anticipating...Summer is bowing out and for that we couldn't be more grateful! {{Smiles}}
    Thinking of you and sending love your way!