Friday, July 20, 2012
I purchased this pattern a while ago, not knowing who I was going to knit it for. And then I met Isabella. She is an adorable 2 year old with equally exquisite parents so I just had to knit her this darling cardi.
I wasn't sure if this colour was appropriate for a toddler but it is good to venture away from true pinks I think. This is Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 8ply in Nectarine. I couldn't decide if it was pink or orange. But for a spring cardi, I think it will work. And team it up with aqua or white or cream or whatever!
And can I just say how much I am impressed with the layout of this pattern. It is so clearly written and it has no seams! Joy! The only challenge, and this is a challenge for me only I am sure, is the picking up of stitches. I always seem to struggle with picking up stitches. But it turned out fine!
The other slight disappointment in my current knitting skillage is my use of DPNs. I didn't have the suggested 30cm length circular needle so DPNs it was. It means that the sleeves look a little gappy here and there, even after pressing (as pictured above - I won't mislead you, I am very much still refining my technique!)
And you know what else? I didn't realise this pattern was a Tikki Knit by Georgie Hallam. I only realised this when I was entering Kate's giveaway!**
You can find more patterns by Georgie Hallam here and check her blog out here
For the Ravellers out there, deets are here
**this week only- the winner will be announced 23 July 12 so click over to Foxslane if you haven't already (I know you, you have already entered, haven't you?! Good!)