So, I'm sure you're wondering which stitch pattern I finally settled on? Ultimately, I fell in love with the brioche stitch, a stitch I spent one entire weekend teaching myself to knit a few years ago. Back then, these were my happy results (and yes, my daughter was so much littler then!):
This time, I picked a brioche stitch with a slight twist ~ this slip-yarnover-k2tog stitch makes the most luscious fabric, and in terms of actual knitting, I love stitch patterns that change from row to row. It's completely engaging and addictive, but more than that, it's squishy and textural and exactly what I had in my mind for this sweater. It's a total win-win!
I've been better than usual about keeping good notes for each step of this pattern, and as the dapper Mr. Gunn says, I'm making it work. Any tips you have on what I should keep in mind as I draft out this pattern, I'm all ears!