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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan - FO

Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan - FO

Pattern: Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan by Jennifer Little of Looking Glass Knits
Size: 3-6 months
Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool DK. 1 and a half balls in main shade, less than half a ball in each contrast colour.
Ravelled here

I loved knitting this so much. The pattern is really easy to follow (even if like me it's your first yoked sweater) and the sheep are just so cute. I really like the yarn as well - it's good and squidgy with nice stitch definition. It makes a great substitute for the recommended yarn for us Brits who can't get hold of Knitpicks (and it's only £3.25 a ball too).

Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan close up

I made only a couple of modifications. The flowers are done in duplicate stitch because I didn't notice the note to ignore the pattern repeat for those rows and I couldn't quite handle working out both that and the yoke increases on the train. The sleeves are knit in the round (because I'm lazy when it comes to seaming) and so I had to make a couple of late decreases at the cuff so that the ribbing worked out. Next time (and there definitely is going to be a next time) I'll make 4 sets of decreases down the arm to make it a bit neater. Oh, and I knit the sheep with their heads turned towards the camera rather than looking straight at the button band but that's just because I omitted to print out the duplicate stitch chart so had to make my best guess from the photo. I quite like them like that though.

Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan detail

If you liked that ...

Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan #2

Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan #2 is already on the needles. I'm knitting the sheep section in intarsia this time around as I don't really like working with floats that are too long to leave loose. This is my first time working intarsia. Someone please remind me to invest in some bobbins next time round.


Jen said...

Really gorgeous job! I agree -- the wool is a great substitute. Your cardigan looks adorable, and I am so flattered that you're making another! I am too lazy to deal with intarsia bobbins, but that seems like a great way to go as well.

lupin said...

That is the most gorgeous baby cardigan I have ever seen. Your niece is a lucky girl (assuming it is for her).
Lucie x

Kirsty said...

That is quite possibly the cutest cardigan I have ever set eyes on- glad to see the second one progressing...