- Pattern: Elizabeth Zimmerman's (February) Baby Sweater on Two Needles from Knitter's Almanac
- Yarn: Sundara's superwash merino sock yarn in 'Magnolia' (from last year's Petal's collection)
- Needles: US 3
- Modifications: Pattern calls for a gauge of 5 stitches per inch, but I had received artistic direction* to use this yarn and was getting a gauge of 7 stitches per inch. I didn't want to go up a needle otherwise the fabric would have been too 'airy' for my liking, so instead of casting on the suggested 50, I cast on 71 (the amount of stitches you'd have after the first round of increases). And after the last set of increases around the yoke I added a couple of extra rows of garter stitch. Oh, and I only added buttonholes at the top of the sweater, instead of all the way down the front.
*Joe likes to joke with me about the lack of accolades on my blog for his artistic direction. So here it is folks: I started with the cute dress and knew that I wanted to make this cardigan to go with it. So I raided the stash to see what would work and laid the various skeins of wonderful Sundara yarn next to the dress. But I was having a devil of a time choosing. It was Joe who swooped in and immediately pointed out this one (after I'd sent a good amount of time umming and aahing, then umming some more). I think he made a good choice. ;o)
***EDITED TO ADD***
Shelley had asked:
I have got myself confused from the bit that reads at 4.5", work 25 stitches (in pattern?) and cast on 7 at each end of them (14 in total?) and what is the best way to add them at the end...
Unfortunately there was no return email address, so Shelley I hope you find this here:
- work 25 stitches in pattern
- cast of 7 stitches at each end of each sleeve (14 in total for each sleeve)
- at the beginning of the sleeve I used a knitted cast on to add 7 stitches (see 'Knitting on' video on this page).
- at the end of the sleeve I used a backward loop cast-on to add the other 7 stitches to the other side of the sleeve (see 'Single cast-on' cast on video on this page. ...and I agree that the first row of knitting can be tricky after casting on in this way, but after that it's fine.)