I hardly knit anything this summer- the soaring temperatures made it impossible to even think of working with wool. But with the school season getting closer, I realized my daughter needed a warm cardigan, Or maybe two or three, actually. She is growing up so fast and she already outgrew her Bubbly Bunch cardigan that I knit for her last autumn. I really hoped it would last two seasons...
I decided to knit Cove Cardigan for G. the moment I found it in one of my endless searches through Ravelry pattern library (anyone else feeling like they're spending way too much time going through patterns instead of knitting..?). I really liked the leafy lace detail in the front and the whole pattern seemed like a brief thing to knit. And it was!
The pattern is well written and easy to follow and it does knit very quickly. It's one of those patterns that doesn't require too much attention but at the same time the lace motif makes it interesting enough so you don't get bored with all that stockinette to work on. It's the kind of patterns I favor because I can knit in the evening AND watch movies at the same time.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers, 2.7 skeins
Needles: 4mm/ US6 and 4.5mm/US7
Ravelry project page with more photos: here.
- picot edging- my favorite bind off for garments I knit for my daughter;
- raglan increases: M1R and M1L instead of kfb; I just don't like the look of kfb increases... they never seem to be neat enough for my taste;
- garter stitch button and neck bands;
- sleeves knit straight (no decreases) and full length; on the last round before the cuff I did decrease row (k1, k2tog), changed to 4mm/ US6 needles and knit the cuff in garter stitch;
I love how this cardi turned out. But what's more important- G. loves it too! :-)
Happy weekend, Everyone!