Yeah. I know. He's pretty great.
Before Christmas I had purchased a pile of Quince and Co. Osprey (in the Sorbet colorway in case anyone is wondering) to make my daughter a sweater. I even had a pattern picked out but when I swatched... it just wasn't working. I knew I wanted some type of cable going down the front but that I wanted the rest to be simple. I kept toying with the idea of picking up Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Top Down Sweater Patterns* and my husband kept dissuading me. Of course the reason for this was that he had already purchased it.
Almost immediately Christmas morning I began perusing and planning and swatching. I decided on the clustered braid cable from Barbara Walker's Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (pg. 186 in my edition) and away I went.
Here is the result.
Also, I love, love, love the definition of the cable in this yarn.
Once I finished I pretty much wanted to design and cast on about a million little sweaters. I always forget how quick knits are for kids.