Though it's the same pattern (larger needles, heavier yarn), there is no superficial resemblance between the Setesdal in the Dale of Norway baby book, and the one I knitted. Just as a reminder- this is what it's supposed to look like.
And this is how my version came out. More like second cousins, twice removed, than siblings. I do li
ke the sweater, though in the interest of full disclosure, I have to say that I messed up the steeking and somehow got off a few stitches, so the shoulder seams are narrower than they're supposed to be (because I had to fold the facing in more on one side to make up for the unevenness because I didn't notice the problem until AFTER
I had cut the steek open)(and this was my umpteenth steek, I just got sloppy). And the tweedy colors do war with the patterning. And I would have liked it more if I would have had one more skein of black (rather than having to use the green as a filler). But all told, it still looks nice. Oh, I didn't put a picot edge along the boat-neck facing. I thought this looked more like a masculine sweater.
It came out a bit bigger than a 12 month size- it'll go in my finished-object-tote, for the next time I need a baby gift.
And why am I knitting so much these days? Easy, I'm procrastinating. I have some tedious deadline-type paperwork to do, and two new workshops to prepare for (which means knitting samples, writing up handouts, and working out what I'm going to do fill 3-4 hours of class time). I suppose I'd better buckle down.