Now that the holidays are behind us, I finally have some time to curl up on the couch and do some knitting.  And by “some time” I mean 5 minutes here and there to do a few rows.  🙂  Although I know I should finish up our fair-isle Christmas stockings now before I forget about them until November, I couldn’t help myself in picking up this sweet project for my almost-two year old (!!!).

This lovely pattern is the Monarch Butterfly pattern by Taiga Hilliard Designs.  I’ve knitted a dress by the same pattern designer, so I knew I would enjoy this sweater.  Her patterns are so well-written and easy to follow, and I love her darling designs!  If you enjoy knitting for a little girl in your life, definitely check her out!

The sweater has a pretty yoke, small cap sleeves and four buttons (still searching for the perfect ones!) at the top.  I love lacework and this pattern looks a lot like a butterfly, hence the name.  🙂

I’m working with the yummiest madelinetosh dk yarn in the colorway warm maize.  The yarn has the loveliest spectrum of marigold in it.  The subtle variegated nature of the hand-dyed yarn makes for an extra special project.  Did I mention it is suuuuuper snuggly superwash merino?

I started this project last fall but let it hibernate for months and months.  I think with another week or so, I’ll finally get this beauty bound off, blocked and ready to wear!  Good thing I knitted in a size up (2T) so Olive can still get some good wear out of it!

I hope you’re all having a great evening!  I’m off to enjoy some tom kha gai soup (one of my go-to dinners); the smell from the kitchen is incredible…

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Comments (6)

  1. Sandy O: January 10, 2014

    Oh, Angel, this is beautiful. I’m so glad you have a chance to knit. And I simply adore madelinetosh; this color is so rich and vibrant. Olive will look adorable in it 🙂

  2. admin: January 10, 2014

    Thank you, Sandy!! Miss you and my knitting ladies!! <3 I will definitely have Olive model this sweater in person sometime soon. xox

  3. Esther: January 10, 2014

    It’s darling! I love your choice of yarn!

  4. admin: January 10, 2014

    Thank you so much! 😉

  5. vivian: January 12, 2014

    can’t wait to see the final result! looks gorgeous already!

  6. admin: January 12, 2014

    Thanks Viv! I’m almost there…

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