I've long admired Gudrun Johnston's Kerrera design, and one day I will make one for myself. But, because kid knits just go that much faster, I thought I'd at least make one for my child. I began this hoodie back in mid-March 2012 and finished it about a month later. I don't remember much about the knitting of it, but I remember I was in the middle of Parapluie, frustrated about something that I couldn't get just right, took a break to start Kerrera, and then totally learned something new that solved my own design problem. That's why it's good not to live (or knit) in a bubble, designers! We can learn from each other!
Anyway, here's what Big D looked like in his Kerrera for Kids when he was a mere 14 months old (*sniff*)...
So little! And here's what he looks like in it now. (You can see that we have a few button issues going on.)
I can't believe he's holding still for this!
Aaaaaand we're done.
I used Tess' Designer Yarns Superwash Merino and made the 18-24 month size. I highly recommend making a slightly bigger size than you think you need -- if you roll up the sleeves a little bit the first year, this sweater will take you through several seasons of wear!