Heidi & Finn Pattern Test - Ballet Sweater

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Recently, I had the opportunity to test the newest pattern by Heidi & Finn.  It is an adorable ballet sweater that is so easy to make, you would be surprised.  I love it when the finished product looks more complicated than it actually is.  That is exactly what this pattern is, in fact, I would say it is a great project for someone very new to knits.  I used the recommended walking foot and ballpoint needle, which really helps when working with knits and gives a more professional looking finished garment.  The front is a mock wrap that slips on easily, and has two optional ties that wrap around the torso.  I decided to make my ties in contrasting black jersey, but go to the Heidi & Finn blog to see more photos of this shrug in a more classic ballet style in pink, and with ribbon ties.  I chose to show you what it looks like with jeans.  Cute, right?  And what a quick sew this pattern is...no joke!  You could have this done in an hour or two.  And I love how polished it looks inside and out when you're done.  I'm not sure exactly when the pattern will be released, but when it does, I recommend you pick one up!  Click below to check out more modern, stylish Heidi & Finn patterns in the shop.  You'll be impressed, I'm sure!  

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12 people left comments on: "Heidi & Finn Pattern Test - Ballet Sweater"

  1. So sweet!!! Love it! It's great to see Anja so happy and healthy, too!

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa!! Yes, we are blessed that she is so very healthy now and full of smiles & fun!

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  2. I was thinking the same thing, "So sweet", Heidi. Anja is looking like such a big girl now. They grow so quickly. I loooovvee Heidi & Finn's patterns. This one is especially cute.

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    1. Thank you, Shannon! She is growing so fast, it blows my mind! :) And yes, their patterns are so awesome! I love them, too.

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  3. Her hair - I am just loving her hair in these pictures - wait that isn't what the post is about??? I love this little sweater, it would be so cute with a tunic and leggings too, but I love how you've paired it with jeans and boots!!!! I want to test it ;op

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne!! :) I'm having lots of fun with her hair now that it's longer! It's a great pattern and we'll definitely be trying it with a tunic and leggings.

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  4. What an adorable sweater! I love it. The style is so cute with a jean.

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  5. Ooooh this is too cute! And you're daughter looks like such a sweetie :-)

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  6. Oh my goodness, I love this! I want one! (or at least the pattern, haha) You did a fantastic job! :)

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  7. Very cute! A ballet sweater has been on my list to make for my little ballerinas. I love how this one looks, without relying on the ties to keep it closed. Perfect for active girls. Well done on the test drive of the pattern.

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