FO Friday: What this little sweater taught me…

Hello, it’s Friday again. First of all I’m still on my Yarn Diet! (week 1)

Finished Puerperium Cardigan in 6 days, what a delightful sweater to knit.  I altered the pattern a little using worsted instead of dk, which took this from a 15″ chest to a 20″ chest. I made it a little larger so it would fit a little longer.  Little man is so little right now, at only 14 days old. I’m hopeing that this sweater will still fit in the fall.

What I learned from this sweater: I sometimes have moments of illumination, this sweater had the curse of not finding the right buttons. I finally settled for these buttons. When it came time to sew them on I really took a close look at them trying to decide how to orient them. I put the button down to thread the yarn and the button flipped over and the back side was just what I hunted high and low for… on the card you couldn’t see the back. This button suited the yarn perfectly!

Surprise buttons!

This is a top-down sweater. I knit it from collar to heam placing the sleeves on waste ribbon. I use very narrow ribbon to hold stitches, it is cheap, it’s easy to pull out and it doesn’t leave tell tale fuzzies. I then attached the buttons, then divided the remaining yarn into two balls with special attention as to the direction I have been knitting on the ball.  I measured the diametre of sleeve opening (times 3 = 1 row), times 5 = 4 rows garter st + 1 row cast off + 6″ for tail made slip knot on both balls. Rewind balls and knit sleeves. Little complicated but guaranties sufficent yarn for both sleeves. Note only wasted 8″ of yarn!

Puerperium Cardigan – Finished!

Update Current WIP List

FO’s 2012 =  24 + 1 = 25

Patterns from my own Library = 5

WIP’s 2012 =  9 – 1 = 8

Stash used 2012 =  33 + 1 = 34

Yarn Diet target  21  – 1 = 20

Stash Purchased 2012 = 54

Beryl Blanket Hexes = 46

Books =  16

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sandy
    May 11, 2012 @ 10:35:42

    I totally agree, the front of the button is plain and doesn’t really add, but the back with it’s texture…perfect. Well done. Love how it all turned out. I need to check out that pattern. Nice choice on the yarn colors too.

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  2. Priceless Writers (@PricelessTeam)
    May 11, 2012 @ 19:09:18

    Oh wow – I love that lil’ cardigan – it is very nice. I like the way the buttons are arranged.

    Im stopping by from Friendship Friday.

    Have a great weekend!

    Yona from Yona Writes
    http://artpark78.com/blog1

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  3. Andrea Morrison (@wonderwhygal)
    May 11, 2012 @ 20:35:11

    That sweater is adorable. I am such a button gal. I bet that yarn is so smooshy that the buttons are easy to get on and off.

    Reply

  4. Sam
    May 12, 2012 @ 05:35:53

    I love this little sweater, so cute! I think I am going to have to knit one for my new addition arriving in October! Oh the buttons look perfect too!

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  5. kitenswithmittens
    May 12, 2012 @ 10:31:54

    I figured the best feature of this sweater is that babies can roll on tummies and not have buttons in the way.

    Reply

  6. collegeknitting
    May 13, 2012 @ 17:44:36

    Very pretty!

    Reply

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