Kathryn Ivy

March 24, 2010 - Posted by Alice Schnebly

Carrot Cardi

Malabrigo Sweater.

Project Specs
Pattern: Yoked Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Pattern Source: Hannah's Ravelry Shop
Yarn: 252 g (544 yds) Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Glazed Carrot
Needles: US7 Knit Picks Nickle Plated Interchangeable Needles, US7 Clover Bamboo DPNs
Size knit: Child's 2/4, with modifications
Date Started: 3/12/010
Date Finished: 3/16/10 (buttons added on 3/21/10)
Modifications Cast on five stitches at each underarm after splitting for sleeves, lengthened body and sleeves, added garter cuffs at sleeves, added five buttons rather than two
Extras: Five dark brown leather buttons
See it on Ravelry!

Camdyn is really fun to knit for. She always lets me try things on her along the way and is such a good sport. Plus she's genuinely excited about wearing the things I knit her, which is the best part of all. I'm so lucky to have her!

The ribs are a simple but lovely detail on this sweater.I think this could be my favorite thing I've knit so far this month. At first I wasn't so sure about the color because my skeins of Glazed Carrot were so different than others I've seen (like Grace's hat that has much more pink in it), but I absolutely love the richness this shade has. I probably would probably never be able to wear a sweater in this color myself, but that's a great thing about knitting for kids, you can be a little more adventurous!

This longer length should enable Cam to wear this sweater an extra long time.While knitting this pattern I made quite a few changes along the way. I actually cast on for the Child's 2-4 size because it was closest to her chest size, and then whenever a length was given between increase rows I knit to half way between the numbers for Child's 2-4 and 6-8 sizes. Although the pattern doesn't call for it, I cast on 5 stitches at each underarm after splitting the sleeves. It added the little bit of extra width I needed in the sleeves and body.

Five leather buttons finish off this sweater nicely.I also increased the length of the body and sleeves and added garter stitch cuffs to the sleeves to better tie in the garter stitch button band (which I also knit wider than called for in the pattern). After blocking, the sleeves are 6 1/2" from underarm to cuff and the body is 13" from underarm. When it came to buttons, I spaced five button holes five stitches apart at the top of the band and added rich brown leather buttons to finish it off.

Malabrigo Sweater.