Wednesday, November 14, 2007

BSJ for a Toddler

I made this for a tall 3-year-old. It hangs to her hips but the sleeves only come to her elbow. I think that's because the purple yarn I used was a bit too delicate. Am hoping her mom will send me a picture!



  • If you use a provisional cast on you can lengthen the sleeves without is showing abit! After lengthening - I just knit round and round to make a curled up cuff - really looks sweet - and abit updated.

    By Anonymous Sheila, at 11:15 AM  

  • Also, the pattern is for short-ish sleeves so the weight of the yarn is only part of the result. Gorgeous sweater, rich colors!

    By Blogger diane h, at 6:53 AM  

  • Great job! I have picked up stitches from the sleeves and knit them longer. For a toddler size I generally knit a few ridges in garter and then add some ribbing. For babies I just add about 4 inches of ribbing which can be turned back at first and let down as baby grows.

    By Blogger Denise, at 7:31 AM  

  • Lovely colours, Annie! As Diane H said, the pattern is for shortish sleeves, so you didn't do anything that made them not long enough. You can see that the sleeves are really 3/4's long if you look at the photos of the BSJ models in The Opinionated Knitter. Also see the BSJ entry at Knit Wiki for some good tips for lengthening the sleeves, and photos too. Such a fun sweater to knit, and lots of room for creativity such as yours. Happy knitting!

    By Anonymous Em, at 10:42 AM  

  • Thanks everybody!

    By Blogger Annie the Superfast Reader, at 2:51 PM  

  • Dear Annie,
    loveing the BSJ and esspecially the designs in this blog I ordered the "Knitting Workshop" by E.Z. assuming I would find the pattern in the book.
    :-( The News Letter which is mentioned will not be send to Germany. Hence I am posting on this blog hoping that someone can help me in obtaining the pattern.
    I am looking forward to hearing from you
    Bettina at lobenberg@snafu.de

    By Blogger Bettina, at 1:47 PM  

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