Saturday, May 2, 2015


Sunshine-y Egg Yolk Yellow
Three years ago I bought a bag of yellow yarn that was the color of egg yolks.  I'm not sure what I was thinking.  I look terrible in yellow.
Little Sweater and my
Childhood Desk

I brought the yarn back out and found a good versatile cardigan pattern for the littlest.  She's too young to notice that most of her wardrobe is handed down, but I still feel maternal guilt about her having fewer original things.  Especially of the hand made variety.  And I decided that this would make a great little summer sweater for her.

Button Band Ribbon - Hidden Prettiness

The pattern is "Cricket".  It is a straightforward top-down raglan cardigan. It was very well written.  I knit the 24 mo size and used the prescribed needle size.  No modifications.  I love the little details on this sweater… the yoke of textured stitches isn't fussy but makes the finished piece look a little special.  And the garter stitch edge of the pockets are really strong.  The yarn I used was Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK.  It feels great.  It grew a little upon blocking and has a nice drape.  I think it might not end up being the sturdiest kiddo sweater I've ever knit, but that's not the end of the world.  The button bands and collar are finished last.  And it has pockets.  Oh, how she loves a pocket.  I haven't ever had so many rocks and twigs and bits of paper in the washing machine.

Since the pattern and color are pretty straightforward I used a little length of special ribbon to line the button band and sewed the buttons on with a bright pink.  I love it.  And she seems to like it too – or maybe she was just thrilled that I was so busy with the camera to stop her from embarking on a flower deconstruction campaign.  You never know.

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