Ocean & Sand pint-size pullover

Ocean & Sand pullover 1

I bought this yarn (Knitted Wit Superwash Merino Fingering) before our trip because the color was Turks & Caicos – I thought, how appropriate for our trip to Turks & Caicos!  I took the yarn with me and decided to knit a lightweight pullover for Alia.

I chose the Little Honey pattern and thought I got gauge with US 5s (you also use US 3s, but only for the ribbing), but I had to knit quite a few more rows on the yoke before I reached the right measurement to split for the sleeves and body.  Also, it is pretty close-fitting, although that could just be because the fingering weight yarn knit up with a lot of drape.  I knit size 8/9 years old, but I don’t think it would have made a difference to go up a size – I think that the fit is the result of the yarn, not the sizing.

Ocean & Sand pullover 2

It took 1 1/2 skeins of the main color, and I used the same yarn in color Naked for the stripes.  I wanted the blue color to be predominant, so instead of changing color every three rows like the pattern called for, I knit nine rows of MC and three rows of CC.

The pattern is easy to master and a good project for some mindless knitting, although I was surprised by how long it took – never underestimate the difference between knitting a sweater in worsted weight and a sweater in fingering weight!  Still, I like it knitted in this weight because it will make it the perfect pullover for spring and fall.

The colors remind me exactly of the turquoise blue waters and the white powder sands on the beaches in Turks & Caicos – it’s the perfect souvenir of our trip!

Ocean & Sand pullover 3

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