The sweater that looks like a hoodie! It has been years since I have knit one of these! About 5 to be exact. It was the first sweater I ever knit for myself and I went a bit nuts with the pattern at the time. I made several for friends babies and even one a few years ago for my son. I got my neighbor hooked and she made one for herself and one for her son. I had forgotten just how easy this sweater is to knit. I finished this size 2 sweater in about a week. Heck the sleeves took less than an hour each! My husband’s cousin had a baby boy in Alaska, and I wanted to make a nice child (boy) friendly sweater. I remembered this pattern and found it tucked away in a box. The cool thing about the Wallaby sweater pattern is that in one booklet, you get sizes from 2 all the way to adult XXX. The Wonderful Wallaby is by Cottage Creations.
I took it to my weekly SNB group and all the women were asking about the pattern. I was surprised that none had ever seen it before. I thought that just about everyone had made one of these sweaters. I even gave the info to the woman who works at the store and asked her if she could order the pattern as there were about 5 people who wanted it!
Because the smallest size in the pattern is a 2, that is the size that I knit. I had my 2 year old try the sweater on. She immediately found the pouch and was not about to take the darn thing off without a fight! I think another, a bit larger (she is a HUGE 2 year old) sweater is in my future. However, not until I get all the holiday knitting finished!