My favorite cousin is pregnant, due in a few weeks, and I'm knitting a sweater for her baby. I chose machine washable alpaca yarn in a gorgeous teal color, very soft and squishy. I designed a back-button cardigan with a CF cable and garter st edging, inspired by a sweater on Ravelry
. Apparently buttons on the back makes it easy to change sleeping babies, at least that's the rumor.
I had 2 false starts: first my actual gauge didn't match my swatched gauge. Then I forgot to compensate for the fact that cables pull the fabric in. But now it's progressing well, and there's almost enough to be worth sharing...but I'll share anyway ;)
|My sweater so far|
I didn't intend to knit exactly the same cable as the inspiration sweater--which is in French, so easier to design my own than attempt a translation. But my yarn was so squishy that the first cables I swatched almost melted into the fabric. This one holds it own, however, and adds a modern flair.
I love that bright color! It's going to be a beautiful sweater.ReplyDelete