Mineral sweater: one of the best projects I’ve ever knit.

I declare the Mineral sweater by Wondrlanding one of the best projects I’ve ever knit!

Just look at how adorable this sweater is! And the orange-yellow yarn is so happy-making! My favorite, too: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.

The pattern was a delight to work. A little while ago, Laura Chau wrote a blog post about writing pattern instructions in table format. I am totally on board with this approach, it makes so much sense to me. The Mineral pattern is written in this way, and even though there are 8 sizes, the instructions are so easy to follow. Love it!

PatternMineral sweater by Wondrlanding. I knit size 3 (for a friend’s daughter), adding a tiny bit of A-line shaping and length to the body, so it can be worn as a tunic first, and then as a top.

Yarn: one of my favorites, Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, in sunshine, about 4.5 skeins. This is a heavier yarn than called for in the pattern, so I had to rework the numbers a bit. No regrets, though, I love this yarn, and it’s perfect for this type of garment.

Needles: US 3 and US 4. Using US 4 needles, my gauge was about 6 stitches and 8 rounds per 1″ of stockinette knitting in the round. (about 24.5 sts per 4″)

Finished dimensions: 22.5″ chest circumference and 14.5″ from shoulder to front hem.

Not much more to say! How about a recent picture of Sonya, who is already 7 months old!


11 thoughts on “Mineral sweater: one of the best projects I’ve ever knit.

  1. smellyann

    That is BEAUTIFUL. So much so, that I actually went and bought the pattern straight away after opening this post. Nice work!

  2. sue

    Oh what a gorgeous little sweater for an adorable baby girl! I love the bright sunshiney yellow too.

  3. dynnamae

    I love the sweater and Sonya is adorable. I always enjoy seeing Gregory too. Happy Mothers Day!

  4. Amy

    Cute sweater and such a fun color! Love to see Sonya getting to be such a big girl! How about Gregory? Has he become camera-shy?

  5. June

    I’m always trying to convince my clinician authors that it makes more sense to describe their data with tables instead of text, esp when it is a long string of numbers (odds ratios, 95% CIs, P values, etc).

    Interesting design of the sweater – and what a great color!

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