I wanted to share this super quick knit with you all. It is a basic raglan style sweater, designed for a newborn. Since I don't have any newborns in my life right now, it became a sweater for Hannah's Cabbage Patch Doll, Sarah.
The pattern is called Sweet and Lo, and it was recently added to Ravelry. I used up some leftover Full O'Sheep yarn from Hannah's Cabled Dress. It literally took one night of tv watching to make it.
I made a few mods to the pattern, based on previous experience. First, I changed the suggested garter edging to moss stitch. I have been burned too many times with garter edges rolling. Next, I didn't have the required dpns to do the sleeves, so I knit them flat and seamed them afterwards. Considering that it is a short sleeved sweater, it only took a few stitches to close things up.
Finally, I picked up many more stitches than suggested around the neck. I don't think this alters the look at all...I just didn't want any stretching between stitches. I think part of the reason why I had so many stitches to pick up is because my yarn wasn't quite as bulky as needed. I also made my sweater a touch longer than the pattern suggested.
All in all, this is a super cute sweater that I look forward to making again. I also think it is a great lesson in raglan sweater design for those who haven't done one before.