I finally finished knitting my first ever baby sweater! It is lumpy and imperfect and I am so proud of it!
Before this I had only ever knitted scarves, using only the knit stitch. My mom recently taught me how to purl, and showed me how she used to knit simple stretchy sweaters for me and my brother when we were newborns. She says she particularly liked them because the sleeves were so stretchy, you could reach in, grab the baby’s arm, and pull the sleeve back over it.
I actually tried to make one of these a couple of years ago, but got really frustrated and gave up. Now I’ve finally finished this “practice” sweater out of some yarn we just found in the garage, and I’m hoping that with this practice under my belt I can finally do a neater job with the cuter yarn I have.
Also, here it is on @storerboughtcreation 's childhood Pound Puppy, because I needed a model (and I’m visiting her yaaay!):