Wee Liesl

Sonya has a Wee Liesl sweater that we got from a friend, and the scalloped edges are just the sweetest, don’t you think?

I love this sweater so much, that I knew I’d eventually have to knit one myself!

PatternWee Liesl by Ysolda. I made no mods to this perfectly-written pattern, except using the “reinforced eyelet” from Montse Stanley’s Knitter’s Handbook. I knit the smallest size.

Yarn: Studio DK 100% superwash merino in Charles Village, by Neighborhood Fiber Co. This amazing little sweater took just a little bit less than one full skein.

This was my first time working with Studio DK yarn, and I loved it. The yarn is crisp and textured, but not overspun. It shows off the stitch pattern beautifully! I think it will wear very well, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use it even for something like mittens – I think it’s sturdy enough, despite being 100% merino! This particular colorway did bleed when I blocked the sweater, even after many rinses, but I think this is common for deep, saturated reds.

Needles and finished dimensions: I used US 4 needles, and my pattern gauge was about 22 stitches per 4″ of knitting. The dimensions of the sweater are: 16″ chest circumference, 5.5″ sleeve length to underarm, and 9.5″ shoulder to hem.

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3 thoughts on “Wee Liesl

  1. Jennifer Lawson

    You know, I’ve never cared for that pattern because I’ve always seen it flat. When a kid is wearing it, it’s actually super cute!

  2. Amy

    I have to agree with Jennifer! The flat photo doesn’t do much for me, and looks rather oddly shaped, but it looks great on Sonya! (Not to mention that she is cute all by herself! I can’t believe how big she is now. Gregory must be quite the young man, if Sonya is this old already.)

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