As you may know, I’m a fingering weight yarn fanatic trying to branch out, so I chose to make a cardigan for my baby out of DK weight yarn, and am happy with the results! It’s in Capra, in the color Turmeric, and isn’t it the perfect shade for Fall? The pattern (Ravelry link) is from a book I’ve used over and over again. It’s no doubt my favorite knitting book. I’ve made at least six projects from it, and multiples of those six! I hadn’t made this one, though, so I cast on and worked away in seed stitch. Then, I got bored.
I think I’ve made one other seed stitch project before, and stalled out on that one, too. How do you keep going when that knitting/purling just gets so boring? I’ll tell you what I do. I tell myself that the baby is not getting any smaller, and if I’m going to complete it, I must forge ahead. The pattern states that the cardigan is “meant to be worn open, with cuffs rolled back so baby has room to grow”. I knew if I didn’t get busy, there would be no more room for this growing girl.
I finished the sweater with fabric covered buttons, even though the pattern calls for no closures at all. The buttons simply push through the crochet edging, and keep her a tad bit warmer through the lovely (yet changeable) Pacific Northwest fall weather. I know that Capra is a luxurious blend not really meant for hard wearing baby knits. I don’t mind hand washing it at all. As a friend once said to me, “You hand wash the baby, don’t you?” Yes. Yes, I do. So a turmeric cashmere sweater coat is a what she’s got, and she seems to love it, especially out on leaf gathering walks with her big sister.