Jellybean has a finished sweater!! The battle of the Mackenzie 5-ply sweater is over and I won! It has two sleeves and a matching hemline.
I even went so far as to install the buttons, sew in my tag, and wash and block this bad boy. Though it’s largely acrylic and doesn’t need blocking. But after my grubby hands…it definitely needed a bath!
I just ADORE the side seam treatment. The little garter panel just makes it looks so polished!
And it’s safe to say that Jellybean loves it! He ripped it out of my hands and put it on before I could even put buttons on it!
It makes him look so grown up….sniff sniff….
Pattern: Mackenzie 5-ply by Rebecca Newman
Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Sport in Eggplant. I used 2.84 skeins or roughly 317 yards for a modified 7 year old version.
Needles: US 5s
Mods: See my Ravelry notes for my sleeves mods.
I’m sooo happy to have this off the needles. I was frantically knitting this on Super Bowl Sunday in order to finish one last WIP for the Down Cellar Studio’s Pigskin Party KAL. And I managed to weave in the ends by halftime! And this FO has seemed to kick off my “let’s finish all the WIPs mojo” so I’m hoping to ride that wave for a bit. I haven’t even touched by scrap blankets in over a week!
I agree with the side seam garter detail. It brings the sweater up a notch. Looks sophisticated.
Woot! It looks great!
It came out awesome, and he’s adorable!
Love it. Really came out well.
Looks great and he is such the happy camper!
It turned out great! He loves it – and it looks great on him 🙂
It turned out great and he is too cute