One of the many joys of having a scrumptious baby in my life, is the opportunity to knit cozy little things! My lovely little nephew is growing quickly, and so was in need of a new, spring sweater from his handy auntie. This yarn is an orangey sort of brown (not quite as orange as it looks in the above picture), perfect for a sweet ginger boy.
Pattern - Adorable Chenille Cardigan, from Natural Knits for Babies & Moms, by Louisa Harding
Yarn - Knitpicks Comfy Bulky, 3 balls, Adobo colourway
Needles - 5.5mm
Notes/Modifications - I was casting around for a pattern in the right gauge, and came up with this. It wasn't the best patten I've ever knit, and I doubt I'd do it again. What I really need to do, I think, is wrap my brain around the math for basic top-down knitting, and make that my go-to for things like this.
This was the last of my Knitpicks Comfy Bulky, and although it's beautifully soft, and admittedly wears very well, I'm glad to see the back of it. I was very put out with Knitpicks and the difference in the gauge I expected to the gauge I got (this is a Chunky Yarn - not Bulky). I doubt I'll use it again, and really, I'm not terribly inclined to order from them anymore. Good thing we now have an amazing yarn store here!
The buttons were from my jar of thrifted ones, and the kids & I had a great time sorting them out and choosing just the right ones. Amazing how endlessly entertaining that can be!