A while back, I knitted myself a Gemini Pullover (by Jane Richmond) and pretty much loved it. I used Berocco Weekend yarn, and also loved that for its durability and drape. Cotton is king in Alabama, despite my love affair with wool. It’s only cold enough to wear a wool sweater for about 3 months a year, here, sadly.
Anyway, I had one whole skein of yarn left over after knitting my sweater, so of course, I cast on a little tunic for Lucy, in the same style as my Gemini.
I love the mommy and me thing, and I really loved knitting this mini sweater. All the satisfaction of knitting a whole garment, without the whole months long time commitment. I decided to skip the lace yoke because I thought it was too grown up, and also… I hate lace. Although the lace in this pattern wasn’t difficult at all… I’m just really not great at it. I love a good garter yoke, too.
Lucy was less than thrilled about this photo shoot, unfortunately for me.
These were the best I could get before she really lost her mind, trying to pose in front of the oscillating fan and computer processor, two of the most photogenic props she could find. I wanted the sweater to fit a little long, like a tunic, which you can’t see too well here, but I think it’ll look really sweet with skinny jeans if it ever gets cooler here. Of course it features pockets, made from fabric I actually ordered just for this purpose because I couldn’t stop thinking about how perfect it was. Robert Kaufman London Calling in Medium Peach.
I love how it turned out, and I’m so proud of myself for creating my own pattern. I’m working on writing it up to share here for fellow knitters. Maybe one day I’ll manage a mommy and me photo with Lucy, but don’t get your hopes up, nothing’s ever certain when it comes to Lucy!