I started this cardigan in early October 2011, with the intent or finishing it BEFORE my friend had her baby - she was due February 13, 2012. However, I had never done cables before. Have you done cables before? Maybe if I had, I would have known that a first-timer probably should not attempt a 24-stitch 8-row cable pattern like this:
That being said, it was also a more difficult knit physically because you knit this with worsted weight (10 ply) yarn on 3.0 mm needles. Yup. That's US Size 2.5. Usually reserved for such tiny things like socks and fingering weight yarn. The result is a very thick and warm fabric which will keep out the wind on those crisp spring days or sunny fall walks in the stroller.
So after hours (I lost count) of watching Ellen on the PVR while knitting, it's finally done.
Just in time for my 14-month-old to model it for the camera before I wrap it up:
|Rockin' the Cardigan!|
|Can I get the buttons off myself?|
|Think she'll like it?|