During the winter Dash was wearing an Alpine sweater that's too big for him. I gave that sweater to Pedro and decided to draft the color pattern on graph paper. I also wanted to see if I could design a sweater in a smaller stitch gauge so it would fit better, at the same time giving me a chance to practice some colorwork knitting on some thing small. This is Pedro wearing the sweater I used as a model.
Charting the color work stitches.
Recreating the sweater for Dash, size 2 needle and sock weight yarn.
Before sewing up.
It's cute and I like the color work, but I miscalculated and it's too tight on Dash, he looks like he's wearing a hand-me-down.
It's spring and he's wearing his light-weight sweater now, so it doesn't matter.