Sunday, December 10, 2006
Smiley Baby Cardigan
As this is only my third entry, I'll stick with some things recently finished. This is a modified Easy Baby Cardigan (free!) made with Henry's Attic Kona Merino. This was my first experience with superwash, and while it wasn't entirely unpleasant, it wasn't very special either. It's nice to have washable garments for children, but I think next time I'll stick with cotton if I really want to be able to get away without hand-washing. This was also my first time knitting from the top-down! I *adore* this method of knitting garments and want one of these for myself. The sweater practically knit itself. Was really fun.
Mods include seed stitch collar and button band. I also should have made the arms longer--M is going to be tall like her parents. This will not fit her next year, unfortunately, even though the body will be long enough, the arms will be too short.