I am pretty pleased with how quickly I managed to knit this little sweater. It's for my grandson's third birthday, at the end of this month, so I had good reason to get my knit on. It's from the Debbie Bliss book "Cotton Knits for all seasons". I've made some minor modifications, for ease of knitting, and to accommodate the yarn I was using, since this was another stash buster. First, I didn't use cotton. My yarn of choice was Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends, 70% Acrylic and 30% Alpaca. There is an excellent chance that this sweater will end up going into the washer and dryer so I hope the amount of acrylic will help keep this close to it's original size. For that reason, and the fact my gauge was a little off, I aimed to make it a little bigger. (Fingers crossed.) Rylie's mom is not a knitter, nor has she ever thought about knitting, so I know that sending her the label with wash instructions will be pretty pointless, but here is hoping. This sweater is very soft and I hope Rylie will like wearing it. I made the collar shorter and didn't do the short rows (hate short rows!) so I just winged it. Hopefully it's not "choke-y" around the neck. Kids hate that!
For such a small sweater, it's pretty hefty, weighing in at 491g. Since my previous total was 3647g, I am now down to 3156g. Yay!