This little Jack-o-Lantern sweater has been in my queue for a while and Saturday, I said to myself . . I want to make this NOW so I stopped what I was working on and started it. I’m not the most experienced knitter and most of the sweaters I’ve made very detailed and I was able to follow step by step. This one is really simple but the instructions were a little vague for me. This is the first time I’ve done a bottom up piece by piece sweater. Everything else I’ve done has been top down and in the round.
I got the back done pretty easily and then I had to do the front!
The color work stuff is not so much fun for me . . yet but I’m going to master it! After blocking, I’m sure it will look better. The pattern came in size 2 and 4 and I added a few stitches to the size 2 so I’m hoping it will be about a size 3. Addie is wearing a size 2 but it would be nice if she could wear it this year and next year since she won’t get much wear out of a jack-o-lantern sweater.
I showed it to her on our video chat yesterday and she seemed to have liked it . . but she likes everything!
The back is done, the front is now done . . on to the sleeves, the seams and the neck ribbing and it will be finished and hopefully . . hand delivered in time for her to wear it!
That is so adorable — I love the expression. Is it Intarsia?
Very nice Judy! Addie will look like a child model in that! She is so darn cute & pretty! The color is so pretty too!
the best line in this blog… “hand delivered”!
Not experienced?! Come on, Judy, you are a fantastic knitter and FAST!! The way you whip out those beautiful sweaters, etc amazes me! And that is going to be very cute for Addy!
Toni Wood says
Just one word, CUTE!!
This sweater is so darling and it appears you are doing a great job on it.
Julie in WA says
Whew! So glad you mentioned this one is for Addie! I was a little concerned at first….. 🙂
Man you don’t mess around when you decide it’s time to do something. The pumpkin sweater is sooooo cute! Addie will love it!
Lynne in Hawaii says
Addie’s sweater is really looking cute. To my untrained eye, the color work look terrific and well done. Addie will be the best dressed that is for sure.
Denise ~ justquiltin says
I think she needs a hat to go with it. 😉
I have one skein of that orange yarn left so I think I’m going to make that hat.
Dottie N. says
So cute! And, she’ll look adorable wearing it!!
Mary Crowther says
Yea! The best part will be Hand Delivered!!!
Lucky for Addie to get Grandma time. Is Vince going along?
That sweater is totally darling and Addie will look adorable in it.
I’m so impressed with your knitting skills!
So sweet! Halloween is my favorite holiday to celebrate with my grandboys!!
“Not the most experienced knitter”–yea, right!! You knit well and fast! I love the Halloween sweater!! Is anyone else other than me still having trouble with your blog?
I’m thrilled about the hand delivered part. After all you’ve had to deal with lately you need an Addie, chad and Nicole group hug!! Cute, cute sweater!
Teresa in Music City says
Sandi B says
So glad you’ll be able to hand deliver! I love my little munchkins…it’s hard to live 1600 miles away. Thank God for FaceTime!!
wanda j says
That is so cute and will look cute on Addie too.It is so grand to have grandchildren. I’m glad gave them to us.Just wish we both had more don’t you? One isn’t enough. I’ve got to where I adopt other children as my grandchildren. They all called me Meme and when they need something they no where to come.
It is just GRAND !!!!!!!
Everyone needs a Grand.
“since she won’t get much wear out of a jack-o-lantern sweater” – I think you will be amazed at how often she will wear it! If it’s a favorite it might be worn year round. I love it! Wish I could finish stuff like this in time. Someday I hope to have some little ones to knit and sew for.
Sue S says
Too cute! And I agree with the comments about your inexperience as a knitter… yeah, right! lol!
You could be pleasantly surprised and find that Addy will wear this a lot. I have a granddaughter who loves orange and wears the ‘pumpkin’ stuff all year long.
Good job, Judy! And I’m glad you must be feeling better too. 🙂
I took a class from a local knitter on stranding. It really helped me and now she’s offering a craftsy class on two color knitting. I know the pumpkin design is intarsia, but there might be skills that overlap.
Adorable! Can’t wait to see it on her! And, oh please!! You are the MOST EXPERIENCED knitter I know. Great job!