Unfortunately, I miscalculated my gauge, so I'm nervous that it will be too small on the not quite so wee little chick it is meant for. It turned out a bit long and narrow. But SO cute.
- Wee Chickadee pattern by Ysolde Teague
- Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light - 1 skein Happiness (color exclusive to Happy Knits in Portland, OR), and small Unicorn Tails (mini-skeins of tosh merino light) in Cousteau, Antique Lace, and Whiskey Barrel
- size 1 US needles
- intended size: 9-12 months. In reality, much smaller
- Buttons from Hancock Fabrics, Lauren Hancock
- on Ravelry
The pattern calls for the trim around the neck, front bands, and bottom of the body to be knit all at once, with mitered corners. I thought the neckline, in the pictures on Ravelry, looked too open, and the miters didn't look quite tidy. Instead, I knit the bottom on as I went, then did the neckline in a knit purl ribbing, and then did the front bands. Neater, mostly, but there were a lot of ends to weave in, from the contrast colored tipping. If I'd kept all bands the same color as the body, I wouldn't have had that problem. Also, I didn't pick up EVERY stitch around the neckline -- if I had to do it again, I would, trusting the ribbing to pull the neck edge in a bit.
The only thing cuter than this sweater might be the little girl who it was made for. If her parents are up for it, maybe you'll see a picture in the future. In any case, as the color name says, I hope she'll be wrapped in happiness.