A Cardi Named Sid
I'm new here. I knit for my nieces' children and any others that wander into view. My nieces had boys for a while but one of them produced a girl last year, so we're in a frenzy of pink and purple, or purp and pinkle as a friend of mine once said.
First of all though, I'm posting the chunky cardigan I knitted for a friend's little boy. He's called Seamus and the cardigan is called Sid, from Rowan's Junior Knits. It seems to be a larger version of the one Aimee knitted from Rowan's Babies, called Dumpling.
It's made from Rowan's Big Wool in a melange of blues, called Bubbles, on 15mm needles: it didn't knit up quite as fast as I expected but the construction of the rolled collar was interesting. The pattern doesn't have pockets but I thought it was crying out for them and it turns out that Seamus loves pockets, so I added them. It would have suited those folded leather buttons but settled for some big old brown ones from the button box - I love Aimee's toggles and would get some if I knit this again. I would also make it slightly longer, maybe an inch or two.
Here is a photo of it as finished. I can't help feeling he should have a little pipe to smoke when he models it, it's just like the men's cardigans on those old knitting patterns.