I finished Trellis late last night - much to late to take photos and post them. So I did 100 things about me instead. Would it be terribly conceited of me to admit that was really fun? I mean, I could probably have done 100 more, but I tried to pick out the ones that would interest someone other than me.
This is a great pattern.
a better view, and a more accurate shot of the color
Wayne's World unneccesary zoom!
So that's Trellis. I think it took exactly one month from start to finish...I want to say I cast on January 8 or 9. Specs:
Pattern: Trellis from Knitty.com
Yarn: Sirdar Toddler Aran in 'putty' (a pretty blue with a hint of gray and green...which really does look a little like bathroom putty now that I think about it)
Needles: US 7, 14" wooden from Peace Fleece (can be found here by scrolling down)
Gauge: we've talked about my issues with gauge before, right? i wing it, baby
I said a day or two ago that the only thing that bothered me about this pattern was the collar, but that was before I constructed it. It is now my favorite part of the sweater - it's freaking brilliant, really, the way you knit it and sew it down, which makes it turn back all by itself. Awesome.
The only thing I might change if I knit it again is this: instead of all the garter stitch I might try moss stitch. I love the look of moss/seed stitch. I don't know if this would negatively impact the elasticity of the sweater, though. I'd have to try it and see.
Also, I have to say that the Sirdar toddler aran yarn is nice to work with. It feels just like cotton despite being 100% plastic. At $7 per ball (at my LYS anyway) it is no bargain for acrylic, but still, $14 for a baby sweater isn't too bad.
Now it needs buttons. Thoughts?