Over the years my go to pattern for baby gifts is Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee It's simple yet has just enough detail so it keeps your attention. I've knit 6 so far!
Yarn From Top Left : Woolen Rabbit Oasis in Violette, assorted Louet Gems Fingering & Sport, the next 2 photos in Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label in Garnet, Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in Purple Spotted Swallowtail, Woolen Rabbit Opal in Blush
Sooooo... I was super pumped when I saw that Tanis was making an adult version of her Sunnyside sweater! I saw this photo and I was super psyched! I patiently waited for the pattern to come out. It seemed like forever. Then when it came out I was beyond excited that she offered it for FREE the first week! So I immediately downloaded it and started contemplating yarn choices.
I decided on Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label in Truffle. It was beyond perfect :-) I also joined the Lady Sunnyside KAL in the Tanis Fiber Arts Ravelry Group I wasn't able to finish it in the time allotted but I'm just happy that I was able to get some selfish knitting in for myself ;-) It is beyond perfect!
The only minor modifications I made were:
- I casted on 8 stitches for the underarm portion which is for the largest size not for the size I knit. Then I would get a little more room for my arms. Then I knit according to the pattern.
- I finished the increase section for tr waist shaping. Then worked straight until it reached my hips in length. I then added 2 more increase repeats so it would fit over my bum. Then I worked straight until I was happy with the extra length.
Not much for mods. I like my sweaters a bit longer so they fit over my bum :-)
I love this sweater and it bloomed out wonderfully when I washed it and dried it. I also found the most beautiful and perfect buttons for it from Chasing Fire Studios while I was at the Calgary Fibre Arts Fair!
I was so glad that I was able to knit myself something because from now until Christmas it's crunch time to get all my Christmas knitting done! I have everything planned but we'll see if I can get it all done.
XX Fingers Crossed XX
Happy Knitting :-)