Presenting Trellis, looking completely innocent after the button fiasco.
Pattern: Trellis by Britta Stolfus RueschhoffYarn: Knit Picks Swish DK, "Moss," 3 skeinsNeedles: size 4 (3.50 mm)Size: 6 monthModifications: I used DK weight yarn instead of the specified worsted/aran weight. The pattern calls for ⅝" buttons, but I used ¾". It just seemed like the ⅝" buttons would slip too easily through the buttonholes. (It could be that I make unusually spacious yarnovers.)This little sweater charms me. It looks like something an old man would wear, but in miniature. The pattern is well written, and the chart is easy to memorize. However, this may not be a good pattern for anyone who despises sewing. I don't really mind sewing pieces together, so it was fine for me. If I were going to knit this again, though, I would probably try knitting the body in one piece to the armholesDespite my initial disappointment with this "shades of '70s" green, I do quite like the yarn. It's soft and squishy. Like most yarns, it gets even softer after washing—just the thing for a baby garment. As I've noted before, Swish DK feels a bit heavier than most other DK weight yarns I've used (admittedly, that's not a large number).Now I just need to box up the sweater and ship it off. I hope the sweater keeps its wearer warm throughout the upstate New York autumn.My mind is now turning toward holiday knitting. It's time for another non-sock project, I think. I just wound these into balls.Yes, I am no longer a STR virgin, although honestly, I don't know why I've been, um, saving myself. Many of you will be able to guess what I'm making out of this just based on the colorways.