Saturday, April 21, 2012

Jaeger 'Dolly' Wrap Cardigan

I still knit! I know, I know, the knitting content has been severly lacking as of late. But here's the proof that there's still much knitty activity here at Sticks, Strings and Crafty Things - a cardigan that I completed earlier today.

Dolly cardigan

It is a Jaeger pattern by Martin Storey.  Pattern name is Dolly and is available in baby and toddler sizing. I'd had my eye on the pattern for some time - the scallop trip is such a sweet detail that 'makes' this such a beautiful little wrap cardigan.  Ooh and if you are looking for a special occasion cardigan, the toddler size uses seed beads instead of the seed/moss stitch detail on this baby version. With a little bling it would be super cute.

 Sleeve edge of baby cardigan

The pattern calls for Jaeger baby merino 4 ply yarn. I think 4-ply baby cardigans are a perfect way to make good use of all the pretty hand dyed sock yarn that's probably accumulating in every knitter's stash :) I first cast on with some Madeleine Tosh Merino Light, which would be a perfect yarn, I just wasn't loving the color I'd selected given that it was intended for a baby cardigan.

Baby cardigan WIP

So I pulled back and took a rummage through my stash and found this Brown Sheep Cotton Fine yarn that I'd picked up from the Brown Sheep factory shop many moons ago. I really love this colour for a baby. And the end result feels to me like a vintage ballet wrap. Soo pretty for a brand new baby.

Dolly cardigan

Now I just need to decide what knitty project to work on next.
Wishing you a great weekend,
Sam xxx


StarSpry said...

What a lovely cardigan! The scallop detail looks great :)

Sharon Watterson said...

Just precious. Love the trim, right down my alley! A beautiful job on your part, just lovely!

Judy said...

Such a cute little wrap.

Andi said...

That is the most precious cardi! Beautiful work Sam.