Offset Wraplan

I needed a quick handknit gift for a friend’s baby.  Some Rowan Wool Cotton has been burning a hole in my stash for years and years.  I remember buying this when everyone was ga-ga over all things Rowan.  I mean, Rowan is still pretty good, but there is so much more to choose from (um, handpainted yarn… be still my beating heart!)  I thought that this blend of wool and cotton would work well for this time of year as well as when it gets cooler.

I found a cute  free!! sweater pattern called the Offset Wraplan on Ravelry that was perfect.  Seriously, there are so many adorable renditions of this sweater online.  The knitting didn’t take too long but the buttons!!!  Why do buttons always pose such an obstacle to the finished object.  In my button tin were these darling red buttons that worked perfectly with the grey-blue sweater.

I finished the trim using Malabrigo Worsted (I basically swiped this genius idea from this sweater) and then went to attach the buttons.  I was short of two stinking buttons, arrrgh!!!  Did I change the button choice to a different one?  You guessed right, NO!  I had to go looking for the additional buttons at the small country store I found the others in.  I tell you, these buttons were meant to be because I found one last button card sitting right there.  Happy dance!!

I can’t wait to see the look on my friend’s face when she sees this sweater because she loves handmade everything!  Her son is going to look adorable in it too, I’m sure:)

Offset Wraplan (Ravelry project page)
Pattern: Offset Wraplan by Sara Morris
Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton
Needles: Size US 7 / 4.5 mm

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12 Responses to Offset Wraplan

  1. fridica says:

    Oh my god this is wonderful. I love the colours and I love the buttons! I want one for myself 🙂

  2. Kelly says:

    Grrrreat colour combo! Those buttons are perfect I definitely wouldn’t have wanted to change them either!
    He’ll look adorable for sure.

  3. Tanis says:

    Such a cute pattern! Your colour combo is fantastic. One lucky baby for sure!

  4. Siga says:

    The colour combination is perfect! I love this pattern as well and have knitted it repeatedly times.

  5. asha says:

    Beautiful color combo ppp, lovely buttons and superrrrrb finish 🙂 and sumptious yarn .

  6. sue says:

    The sweater is just gorgeous. Loving the colors and the buttons really make it pop!

  7. Pearlin J says:

    I have the same problem with buttons too :)) adorable gift!love the colours and the finish.

  8. Lina says:

    I just LOVE this! What an amazingly cute baby sweater. The buttons are so perfect, I’m glad you were able to find another card of them to finish it!

  9. Jocelyn says:

    Gorgeous as always. I love how the red trim pops!

  10. affiknity says:

    Love the color combination and the idea of crochet edging. I will have to steal it from you 🙂

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  12. mazhalai says:

    Love the color and contrast!

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