The pattern dates back to the early 50s and is designed for children 1-2 years old. Now little M is 1.5 years old (whoa!) and the jacket fits rather tight. Like, tiiiiight. I was kind of expecting it since she is much taller than the average child her age and also just a wee bit chubbier. Not to mention that children were generally a bit smaller back in the day.
I started knitting it when she was around 1 and even went up 1 needle size but still... So, the thing I learned from this project is that I could put away all patterns for children under the age of 3 because by the time I had finished them she would have outgrown them. Which is a pity, because there are several knitted coats in my magazines that I would have loved to make for her. Oh well.
|The pattern originally included a collar,|
but somehow I didn´t feel like doing one.
I considered a crochet border but somehow messed it up.
I´m not sure about my next project but I´ll definitely knit up a long sleeve cardigan for her soon. And some cute dresses. And a beret. Because awwww ;). I have what feels like 30 options to choose from, so we´ll see.