Pattern: Toddler Tunic - Staci Perry
Yarn: Cascade 220 Worsted in Yellow #7827
Needles: Knit Picks Options size 6
Started: May 2, 2008
Finished: May 10, 2008
Photographed: May 16, 2008
Modifications: Decreased one stitch at sleeve ends before seed stitch border
What I learned: Baby/toddler items are great for practicing new techniques.
This was my first attempt at a raglan sweater. I found the pattern on Ravelry awhile ago and immediately set aside this yarn in my mind. I think it would look adorable on a little boy - maybe as play clothes for a medieval scene - which makes me want to make a whole wardrobe of play clothes for my future children.
I really like the neck opening and how it's non-traditional. It adds a bit of uniqueness without going overboard. The seed stitch border also adds charm and variety to the garment.
It is not made of superwash wool, so of course it will need to be handled carefully. I'm sure that I'm somewhat naive in that regard considering I don't yet have children, but one can hope, right? I was also a little concerned about the body being too short, but since it's a top down design, I can always rip the hem out and add more length.
All in all, a simple pattern that was very quick to knit. I may end up with several of these by the time they're actually worn!