Friday, November 8, 2013
Homemade Friday: in threes: a baby cardigan
I started this sweater, in threes: a baby cardigan, for Adele ages ago - like early last spring. But once I figured that it was going to be ridiculously big on her I figured I could swap it out for something else and hold onto it until she was a bit bigger.
I pulled it out a few weeks ago and realized that I only had about two inches left at the bottom and it was silly that I hadn't finished it yet. And so in a matter of hours it was finished.
The pattern was simple but practical, which I like. I'm a huge fan of short sleeve sweaters and vests and three-quarter sleeves because I usually need to keep my hands and arms free to work on stuff but I want my body to stay warm. And I think Adele gets annoyed by sleeves, too, so I thought she would like this pattern.
It's knit from the top down and I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Yarn in Hollyberry, that was leftover from a felted slipper knitting spell I had a few Christmases ago.
It only took a little bit of yarn and was super quick to make - if you don't count the months and months it languished in my knitting basket unfinished.
Adele seems to like it, or she tolerates me throwing it over her head before she runs out the door. I think I may make the adult version for myself once I get a break on all the other stuff I plan on knitting. So it may be next year before that happens!
My mom sewed the buttons on, which were from Buttons and Treasures Etsy Shop.