knitting, Holli Yeoh

The knitter’s son

Louet Gems Pewter

Poor Devan, I rarely knit for him any longer. Long ago he outgrew my children’s patterns. So last summer I decided it was time to upsize one of my favourite sweaters for him—Avery. My pattern goes up to a size 4 and I’m resizing to an 8.

ribbing detail

I started on the corrugated ribbing last summer at Sock Summit and it drew lots of interest. Then the project languished: first there was our move, then Devan’s eighth birthday and Hallowe’en, there were other responsibilities and then it was Christmas.

Avery back

Occasionally I had time to come back to it but it really did take a back burner to other projects over the past several months.

Avery sleeve

Now that Devan’s 8 ½ yrs old and summer is fast approaching, it occurred to me that I need to get cracking if he’s going to have an opportunity to wear this sweater before he outgrows it. Does this ever happen to you?

One thought on “The knitter’s son”

  1. All the time!!! I have a summer cardigan for Erika on the needles (since last spring/summer) and if I don’t finish it now…… well, same thing will happen.

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