I never showed you Job’s finished birthday sweater! I nearly gave up on it because knitting the wool at the necessary gauge made my hands hurt so bad. I was afraid the sweater would end up too stiff to wear, but after a soak in Eucalan (I buy it by the gallon) it softened up a good bit. I used stash yarn and supplies even down to that pretty cedar button!
The pattern is Leaves or Not. I knitted it in Cestari tradtional 2-ply, which is a yarn that I like for sturdy children’s sweaters (this one and this one), but I wouldn’t have chosen it for this particular pattern because it’s a bit too thick. The color is oatmeal, but I don’t see that it’s available any more (those two skeins had been sitting in my stash for YEARS.) The leaves were knit in Brambleberry yarn leftover from Seth’s Big Easy. The button is from Wooly Moss Roots.
I really think everything came together nicely. I LOVE this sweater.