Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Daisy Cardigan

Cute as a button, done just in time for Labor Day gifting to my niece, who is two and a half.
I sewed in a button stabilizer along the edge (blue ribbon), and these are technically fake buttons, I used snaps behind them, cause I didn't want to deal with the hassle of button holes, and this is just as cute. I love this sweater, and if making a two year old wear wool when it's 90 out wasn't cruel and inhumane, I'm sure she would have loved it too! She'll have plenty of time to wear it this fall I'm sure : )
Pattern: Daisy Cardigan
Yarn: handspun from roving from Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Fest
Needles: Knitpicks options, size 7 were a lifesaver as I had the arms and body working at the same time so I wouldn't run out of yarn. This is a top down pattern, my first, and I really liked the process.
And this is officially my second handspun item I've knit, I'm pretty proud of myself...


Blogger Bezzie said...

I love it!!! (So much that's why I knit Lily--I don't know enough little girls and wanted one for ME!)

I love the button/snap idea. Great for little hands!

6:57 PM  
Blogger alana said...

Super cute without being TOO cute. You know.

Lucky niece.

1:43 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

That's just too cute! You know, I might adapt the button/snap idea for my own knitting. No pesky button bands, and you can still get a nice finished look. Great idea both for small and grown up klutzes.

7:51 PM  
Blogger ZantiMissKnit said...

That's beautiful! Your handspun looks really lovely, too. You may have inspired me to spin a little bit more.

2:44 PM  

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