Off the Needles: Run Around Raglan – 5T

This is my third Run Around Raglan, a simple and lovely pattern by Sarah Fama. Each year, I have knit one for my boy. This year, it was a bit of a race against the clock for his kindergarten pictures. I still can’t believe he is in school.
Run Around Raglan - The Pomegranate Chronicles
The yarn was his choice, from our LYS. His favorite color, a brilliant red colorway made from of Superwash Merino by Plymouth Yarns. This is a soft and lovely 10 ply yarn that is a dream to work up. Honestly, I loved this project so much, I really didn’t want to finish it!

Run Around Raglan - The Pomegranate Chronicles
About a week before, when only the arms were left, he tried it on, twice, to be sure the sleeves were measured out correctly. I was excited to have it finished two nights before pictures. When it was time for the big reveal, the sleeves were three inches too short! Ah, I ripped back and knit another 4 inches or so, just in case. Luckily, the next fitting was perfect (and, just in time).
Run Around Raglan - The Pomegranate Chronicles
It is a beautiful sweater, with only one mistake in the cables. URG, yes, you see it now, don’t you? Oh well. A good friend once said, “Mistakes in knitting are like lumps in gravy, it’s how you know it’s homemade.” I think it is perfect, and I know he is so pleased. I hope he can get a bit of wear this season, before he has another growth spurt. 

Now, onto a matching dinosaur hat. I am thinking about the Dino Cap by Kris Hanson. What do you think? Do you have another good dinosaur pattern? Suggestions are welcome!

Happy Knitting!

One thought on “Off the Needles: Run Around Raglan – 5T

  1. October 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

    What a nice tradition. Might have to try that pattern now that I know it’s tried and true.

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