…and it turned out even cuter than I could possibly have imagined:
I’m so pleased with this little sweater I can hardly contain myself. All of the little details I planned from the beginning came together so perfectly, which doesn’t always happen. What a relief that it did, given how little time I’ve got before the munchkin’s arrival! Now, no matter what, there will be a sweater from mama for my little munchkin before the big day!
I finished the yoke and collar this weekend, and then added the i-cord zipper facings last night at our knitting guild meeting (Anne Hanson was our guest speaker!), where I think I might have freaked out my tablemates by having some fairly intense Braxton-Hicks contractions!
I used the same trick here as on my Stripes! sweater, switching to garter ridges for the colored stripes at the yoke. I just love that added bit of texture!
It was a bit of a brainteaser to figure out how to reverse the braid + corrugated rib detail at the collar (and included working out how to work a braid from the purl side, which turned out to actually be quite easy!), but it ended up working out beautifully.
I do still need to install a zipper, and I’ll be the first to admit that doing so terrifies me slightly – I’ve just never added a zipper to a sweater before! I’m not sure if that detail will end up getting finished before the munchkin’s arrival, but a zipperless sweater is still perfectly functional, so I won’t sweat it too much.