Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Wonderful Wallaby Finished!




Thank you for the inspiration, Red Sweater KAL. My youngest son asked for an Ohio State hoodie, and here's his new Wonderful Wallaby (you can get this tried-and-true pattern at paradisefibers.net). He's been wearing his Wallaby nonstop since it came off the needles -- best compliment ever! The yarn is ranch red, washable Lion Brand Wool-Ease (OK, all you died-in-the-wool fiber people can faint now. But he is 8 years old and I can WASH it!! Plus total yarn cost was under $18.) This yarn is right on gauge with size 8 needles. I used one more skein than called for because I added an inch to body and sleeves, and did some short-row shaping at the shoulders. I then embellished it with an official Ohio State patch using Aleene's "OK to Wash It" fabric glue, and he was good to go. I loved knitting with the red, and even used green needles because it was close to the holidays. What's next? Something else red, I think...

4 comments:

Laura said...

It looks marvelous, Laura. Glad you had fun knitting it, and that your son loves it so much. Score!

Peg said...

Eight years old - things have to be washable! He looks a happy boy, who has a great knitter for a Mom.

Sara said...

Isn't it great when they are still at the age where they love what you knit for them? You did a wonderful job on it.

Kelly said...

That's a great little sweater. Way to go Laura! I'm all for the washable yarn, especially for kids.