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I could start a shop for all the items I make my daughter that despite choosing material and pattern she won’t wear….
First I made the Butterfly Shrug. Based on project notes on Ravelry, I sized up the hook. But I had a moment and forgot the original size hook and went up 2 sizes, so it became more of a short sleeved sweater instead. She has worn it a few times, but was adamant that it needed sleeves.
Enter Alana by Universal Yarn. Discovered by daughter in a sale bin the weekend I finished the Butterfly Shrug. Maybe I should have made a wig?
Again I sized up the hook to make a larger sweater as my daughter wears size 4-5 and the largest size in the pattern is Size 3-4. As longer sleeves were the goal, I aimed to see how much of a shrug I could make as I only bought 2 skeins.
With the size 5 hook I feel it made a true size 3-4. The sleeves are 3/4 length. I originally added an extra row on the sleeves, but ended up undoing to have enough to finish the front edging.
These are likely the only pictures I will get as she has since declared it “not good”.
If I thought she would wear it, I would love to make another! I would add a couple more rows to the yoke and more length to the sleeves to get a Size 5.
I love this yarn. Why is it discontinued? Is there a similar yarn out there? The bounce and pooling it created makes my creative center sing.