W.I.P. A New Sweater for the Little Lady

W.I.P. A New Sweater for the Little Lady

We will be heading out to Madison, WI in another week for a long overdue visit with the Little Lady and her mommy and daddy. I saw this sweater at The Purl Bee and knew I had to knit it! (Photo from Purl Bee.)

It just looks like a wonderful go to sweater. And doesn't matter if it is worm by a dude or a dudette, so it can be a great hand-me-down! Hardly seems like a good time to be starting a new project, but I couldn't help myself. Don't you just love those long roll-up sleeves?

This is a great beginning knitting project. Nothin' fancy going on here. It's knit in one piece, yep, just one piece. You start at the bottom back, add on stitches for the sleeves, add a hole in the middle, continue knitting over the shoulders and down the front. When you are done, you simply sew up the 2 sides.

I love the gorgeous hand dyed yarn Koigu Premium Merino that Purl Bee used on their sweater, but alas, with wool allergies in our family, we can't always go wool. Instead, I'm using Plymouth Yarn's Dream Baby DK. It is 50% acrylic microfiber and 50% nylon. The plus side is that it can go through the washer and dryer.

Wish me luck getting it done on time… I've just started on the arms… but this is a true joy to work on. Very relaxing since the pattern is so simple! Of course, there will be photos of the completed sweater on the Little Lady when I return 😉

In the meantime, head over to Purl Bee to snag this FREE pattern, and to look at their beautiful yarns 🙂



  1. I am in high school and just learned to knit with you. I was looking for a sweater to knit for my little niece. This will be perfect I think.

    1. Great choice for a beginner knitter. My only comment is that this sweater uses small needles (US 4) and sock weight yarn, so the stitches are small. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get it done 🙂 We'd love to see a photo when you are done.

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