In Ann Budd‘s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns she calls the patterns for the sweaters in the book copycats. The book is more about enabling the knitter to make whatever sweater they want using whatever yarn they choose than patterns for any specific sweaters — although the copycat patterns are included.
This sweater is a copycat of a copycat. I first saw the sweater Anny made for her son in her flickr photostream, then it popped up in her ravelry projects, and when she blogged about it I was more than smitten. It turns out I was one lucky mama because Anny had extra yarn — that she’d gotten on sale, no less — and was willing to sell it. I snatched some up right away. Based on Anny’s notes I knit a larger size than she did and still didn’t use all the yarn so I think I’ll be making a hat too. For now, this can be checked off the Christmas list for Tristan — you’ll have to wait until then for the modeled shot.
Pattern: Seamless Yoke Pullover – Child by Ann Budd from the Handy Book of Sweater Patterns
Yarn: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Chunky in colorways: pecan, stout, olive oil, flaming
Yardage: less than 3 skeins of the pecan (main color) and less than 1/3 skein of the colorwork colors
Needles: US size 10.5
Gauge: 3 st/in
Modifications: I knit the second smallest size (instructions are for the fourth smallest size) so I had to adjust what rows the decreases were on in the colorwork. It also meant my colorwork didn’t line up perfectly at the join but I just fudged it and I don’t think anyone will notice.