I can't believe my little sister is turning 35! She's actually only two years younger than I and besides being one of my best friends, she's also one of my personal heros. The pattern is Hey Teach! available, free, from Knitty.com. I thought it would be perfect for her as she's an amazing fourth grade teacher. Kimberly was born to teach and her kids and colleagues all adore her! I thought this would be a great staple piece to add to her professional wardrobe and very apropos for a busy working Mom of three.
It was knit with a wool/alpaca/silk blend worsted with size US 6 (4 mm) & 7 (4.5 mm) needles. It's a fairly quick knit. It took me exactly 2 weeks amongst a busy schedule and other knitting projects. I did modify the pattern a bit by adding about 2" of length (0.75" above and 1.25" below the empire waist line) and knitting all of the ribbing in the smaller needle size. I also added extra rows to the border ribbings and button/buttonhole bands. I chose to only place 3 buttonholes to the upper bodice and left the lower torso open. I'll post more details on my Ravelry Page.
Birthday gift for my little sis...
Submitted by TheKnittingMill on Thu, 2011-08-04 14:37