Monday, October 21, 2013

Res Completa: Kerrera for Daniel

Now this is a project that I'm way behind in posting about.  I began this sweater for Daniel before he even turned 1...and he's now over 2.5, eek!  But he's actually still wearing it, so I think it still counts.

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!
Oh wait...
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!

4 comments:

Aline said...

gorgeous little guy and hoodie! that colour is wonderful. i loved how knits lasted for years as my wee ones were toddlers. they don't get wider, only taller :) fun knit!

Julie Crawford said...

Oh my gosh, that sweater looks so great on him, and how awesome that you have got so much wear out of a hand knit for a wee one, that's super impressive. Love it!

Oona said...

He's great! And his poses give us a full 360-degree look at the sweater, so he's hired for life. Do you remember the story, in one of the early Aran knits books, of the author going to visit a Scottish family where the man of the house was asleep in front of the fire... And when the author got interested in the sweater he was wearing, his wife said, "You can turn him over if you like!" Looks like Daniel is destined for the same sort of life. :)

Teresa said...

He's a photogenic guy! It's awesome that the sweater has fit for a while :) It's a great blue!