My grandmother taught me how to knit as a remedy for itchy hands during her Tv movie nights. I never advanced beyond the basic "knit two, purl two" pattern for winter scarfs until finding this sweater pattern for my kids. I taught myself how to do a basic cable knit by reading instructions on the internet. It is super easy and extremely rewarding. I've made this sweater for girls and boys in all kinds of colors. The sweater looks great for church and is also sturdy enough, (and easily washed) for rough outside play.
Models: The unhappy Alex (age 2) and always sunny Hannah (age 4) were also "made from scratch"
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