Yes I'm gonna be a star

Check out these buttons!

And of course, the sweater they are attached to. Oh my! It's an FO!

Pattern: Cabled Coat with Hood from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, with many modifications
Needles: US 5 circulars
Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly, 4 skeins
Pattern Notes: It felt like I kind of ripped the pattern apart and put it back together, but really it's not that much different from the original. I chose a much different yarn, mostly because it was so much cheaper this way (the whole thing, buttons included, cost around $20). As an added bonus, I was able to follow the pattern for size 3-6 months and end up with a sweater that's more of a 6-12 month size (probably 9-12 to be more exact). I also shortened the whole thing by about 4 inches in length. I really like the original version, but I just can't see a baby hanging out in this really long coat of a sweater. So, even more than the original, I love my version. If you want to make one and you need more specifics about what I changed, leave me a comment and I'm happy to help you out.

Previous title: Tabitha's Secret, "Dear Joan"


Jofrog said...

Cute cute cute! Yeah for finishing!

Sarah said...

Oh so supercute!

Anonymous said...

Yay for Ravelry! I am about to cast on the same project with the same yarn. I was so glad to read about your experience before I started. I really like your shortened version - could you send me the specs? Thanks!