fredag 7. mars 2008
Eyelet Yoke Cardigan
My very first jacket, finished without handing it to my mother for her to complete what I've started. It's a size 3/4 years, and Elina is only 10 months. That's probably why it's a little too big for her ;)
I've used Drops Garnstudio Silke-Alpaca, a pretty heavy yarn. I love the sheen and look of it, but it's not the best yarn for small childrens garments. I made a shorter and wider cardigan since the yarn is so heavy, I'll get I have to wait until it fits her to see how it turned out.
The pattern is from Berroco, and it's free. You have to sign up to get it, but it's worth it, as there's more patterns, and some of them are pretty good as well! I don't know what to think about this one. I had to skip a decrease row at the end, as I ended up having 66 stitches when I was supposed to have 80. So there's probably "something fishy" about row 29 ;)
The jacket is also knitted in 5 pieces before the arms, back and fronts are beeing placed on a circular needle. It would be SO much simpler to knit it in one piece. But after all, I'm quite satisfied with it. But mostly because of the yarn.