Friday, March 26, 2010

2010 FO #1 - Ixchel cardy

Little Miss M has been seen out and about sporting the Ixchel cardigan which was finished just hours after her birth. Apparently it has gained a few compliments as well :-) It had been waiting for buttons and they were attached during the trip to go see her. After much debate navy blue buttons were used as every other colour was either lost completely or clashed due to tonal issues. Also despite being sewn on on the day, the buttons were actually purchased weeks before and we didn't know whether the new baby was going to be male or female so navy seemed a safe option.

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Cardigan made using a pattern from Patons #1078 - 2. Baby's cardigan and bootees
in the three month old size. This pattern doesn't give a side length measurement for checking against and I probably should have made it longer, it is currently baggy in the arm length but due to her excellent eating she is outgrowing the length of it at the ripe old age of 8 weeks.

Yarn was Ixchel 4 ply handspun BFL/Angora in the Carribean colourway. Beautiful colour and beautiful yarn.

Needles used were Knit Pro 2.75 mm and 3.25 mm fixed circulars.

Only mod was to knit the sleeves in the round rather than flat and seamed. Next time I would certainly add extra length.

Started:August 20th, 2009
Finished: January 24th, 2010

Time length in no way an indication of difficulty much more an indication of laziness :-) those buttons hung around for simply ages before jumping into position.

My sister was here on Tuesday and we were discussing the need for another cardigan for little Miss M in a much bigger size that might last longer than 8 weeks!!

1 comment:

Lynne said...

Lovely cardigan. Your sister loves rainbow colours as I recall so the yarn choice is perfect.