Tuesdays with Charlie | Sweater Weather.


Nothing makes a Marmie-knitter’s heart sing more than a little one asking to wear his new sweater … zipped up. and with the hood on. Good thing it was chilly this morning, because he wore it the whole time.

First, for story time

– love how well that hood stays put!

And then for “coffee” (aka warm milk with a half pump of vanilla in a Red Cup … just like Marmie đŸ™‚

He did take it off for lunch. and nap. but it was right back on – zipped up with the hood on when I drove him home this afternoon.

The pattern is Tanis Lavalee’s R&R Hoodie, knit in her PureWash Worsted in the Charcoal colorway. Loved the pattern (clear instructions, subtle details, seamless) and the yarn (great stitch detail and obviously close-to-skin soft). I knit it pretty much as written (my minor modifications are listed on my project page), but my gauge – once I washed and dried the sweater – was a little looser. This is the 2-4 size and Charlie is wearing all 2T clothes these days. I think the sweater fits great with a bit of room, but I’m not sure he’ll be able to wear it next fall. Good thing it was a quick knit! (honestly the zipper was the hardest part – and even that wasn’t all that hard).