I found a sweater pattern to make for my niece. She picked out the color. She chose Big Twist in bubblegum… I’m not quite sure why they chose to name the color bubblegum, as it looks nothing like the traditional pink I associate with the name. But I really like the color, and so does she.
Her face lit up when I brought the sweater out today. I used this pattern, initially in the size 10/12. Even though I checked my gauge and it was perfect, the sweater was waaaaayyyyy too tight. I had to make it again in size 14/16 using one size larger hook than called for. I had to shorten the sleeves, and I altered the collar and sleeve ends. I like the ribbed look better. It fits her much better this time, and hopefully will fit for a bit before she outgrows it.
Here is one more photo, with Grumpy Frog adding her crazy self to the picture fun.