Excuse me? Have we met before? Oh, it’s YOU! Knitting! How I’ve missed you.
I lost some sleep Thursday night but I was so close to finishing these, I stayed up late. They’re the “Tiny Tea Leaves Cardigan” (rav link) or here. Really cute little pattern. It comes in sizes 2 to 12 for kids. It’s the typical top-down yoked cardigan but with an interesting and fun yoke detail. The collar is not close-fitting as I might do for an adult’s sweater, but I imagine kids don’t want “itchy” wool right up close to their neck, so I see why the designer made it like that.
I had originally started the pink on in a size 6, but after doing the body, felt that it would be just fitting now with no room for growth, so I ripped back to the yoke, then began the green one using the size 8 numbers.
My gauge is smaller than the pattern calls for, so by using the larger size’s stitch count, it came out to the size I wanted. (26″ chest; more measurements on my Rav page) I have some yarn left over so if the sleeves end up too short before they outgrow the chest measurement, I can add on length to the sleeves.
I had the big fella deliver these on Friday and I heard last night that they fit perfectly and the girls were thrilled with the colours. So I hope they have fun with them. Unfortunately, the cute buttons that I picked up were just a little too big for the button band. I had picked up cute little wooden apple and oak leaf buttons at Prairie Lily. Really cute, but were too overwhelming on these. I did have some 18 mm round wooden buttons, they worked perfectly. (And I didn’t have to go to WalMart at 10:30 at night to find them …)
Tonight is the fancy ball. The ocelot print dress won the poll below, so I’m wearing that. I’ll put up a pic tomorrow with the complete ensemble!