The Spud & Chloe sweater with the impossible-to-pronounce name

difficult-to-pronounce sweater 1

I saw this child’s sweater pattern in Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts (Holiday 2011) and couldn’t wait for an excuse to use more Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn.  I’ve been wanting to try these two colors – Beluga (MC) and Skydiver (CC) together – perfect opportunity!

I knit size 5-6 on US 6 and US 8 needles, as called for in the pattern.  A couple of issues:  First, although I tried this on my 6 1/2 year old daughter, it’s huge on her, so I’m not sure why it’s sized for a 5-6 year-old, since I was knitting on gauge.  Second, I got only about half-way through the third skein of MC, and the pattern called for 4 skeins – not sure why I was so far off.  I got only a short way through the 2nd skein of CC, as well.

difficult-to-pronounce sweater 2

The pattern is Scherenschnitte Cardigan by Tanis Gray.  I like the yarn and the pattern – it would be fun to try with different color combinations – but I’m a little unsure of the sizing.  Also, I can’t get the lapels to lie nicely like they do in the pattern photos, even after blocking – again, not sure what I’m doing wrong here.

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