Yetsa’s Sweater

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Yetsa’s sweater has become too small for her, but it still keeps her warm, and the patterns that her Grandma knitted into it warm her heart. But soon Yetsa is going to have a new sweater, and now she’s helping Grandma prepare the wool.

Available in hardcover.  Sylvia Olsen, Yetsa’s Sweater. 2006, color illustrations by Joan Larson.

Yetsa’s sweater has become too small for her, but it still keeps her warm, and the patterns that her Grandma knitted into it warm her heart.  But soon Yetsa is going to have a new sweater, and now she’s helping Grandma prepare the wool. Between the many piles of “raw” wool and the finished sweater, there is lots of hard work and there’s lots of kidding around and good-natured teasing between Grandma and Mom and Yetsa. Here we see a happy little girl, secure in the love of her family, growing into the capable, confidant woman she will be. Growing into her new sweater, with “flowers, whales and waves, woolly clouds and blackberries.” Yetsa is, in fact, the author’s granddaughter, in the sixth generation of a family of Coast Salish knitters. Yetsa’s Sweater is a quiet story, full of love and joy, a treasure to read to youngsters, over and over.