Finished a new sweater. I started it on the July Alaskan cruise, so this sweater has been in or over many states, plus Canada. I used Opal cotton yarn, which actually has 38% wool, 32% polyamide, and 30% cotton. I used the free opal yarn baby sweater pattern, on their website. The pattern goes sideways which is neat, and wasn’t too hard. I didn’t have trouble following the pattern but I usually like more complete directions than this had. Maybe this means I am lazy but I just don’t like having to figure out how to space out buttonholes and how to make buttonholes and so on without directions. It’s probably good for me to have to figure it out. I used the entire ball except for some orange bits to make the sweater in the newborn/3 month size with size 1 needles. It would take a second ball to make the hat and booties, and if I had used a size 2 needle, I would have definitely run out of yarn too early. It blocked out very nicely.
size: 9.5 inches tall, if the collar part is measured. 11.5 inches across the body.