Today’s WIP is feeling absolutely wrong considering the temperatures outside! We’re having a heatwave in France this week and I’m not really sure I enjoy knitting a wooly jumper right now. Anyway I’d like it to be finished so I can start something else, like this beautiful Polwarth jumper by Ysolda Teague. I just don’t know which yarn I’m going to use, have you any idea, since the recommended yarn is out of stock?
Patons cabled knit cardigan
This free pattern is Patons Cabled Knit Cardigan and I’m using the Universal Yarn’s Renew Wool, leftover from the (unblogged) Narragansett sweater I coincidentally just frogged 🙂 I’m knitting it in the 6-months size with 4 mm needles, instead of the 4.5 mm called for by the pattern. It’s intended for my nephew Alexei.
A little bit of knitting today, since I finished this cute little cardigan a few days ago. It is for a baby due at the end of February, so for once I’m on time! The pattern is Olive You Too by Taiga Hilliard, it’s a free pattern on Ravelry and it goes from 0-3 mo to 12-18 mo. Obviously I made the smaller size and used the rest of the Cascade 220 I had used for a blanket knitted last year for my nephew (unblogged of course, sigh).
It is a very quick knit if you don’t forget to account for the 2nd sleeve… It’s a top down cardigan and I had knitted right to the part where you separate sleeves and body and realised I only had one sleeve. Hum, so everything was frogged and started all over again.
The pattern is clear and easy to follow, except for the cable chart: the way it’s charted, you don’t know which way the cables are crossing so for begginners it could be a little hard to understand. Other than that, it’s quick and easy.
I didn’t want to bother with buttonholes so I knitted the whole cardigan and then added bias tape to make button bands and buttonholes bands and used some snaps to close everything. I like the clean result and I think new parents have other things to do than fiddle with buttons and buttonholes 🙂
- Pattern: Olive You Too – Taiga Hilliard – free on Ravelry
- Yarns & Needles: Cascade 220 (a little more than a skein) – 3.75 mm & 4 mm
- Size: 0-3 mo
- Modifications: omitted the buttonholes and used snaps