Smiley Baby Cardigan
Hi all! This is my first post, and I know I'm pushing it. My little girl is 19 months old (my son is 4), but I take a look at this blog every day and hoped I could contribute a few things before my daughter turns 2. She's still very much a baby, but then all of a sudden not. It's hard to describe this age.
Anyway..on with the knit. This is a modified Easy Baby Cardigan (free!) made with Henry's Attic Kona Merino. This was my first experience with superwash, and while it wasn't entirely unpleasant, it wasn't very special either. It's nice to have washable garments for children, but I think next time I'll stick with cotton if I really want to be able to get away without hand-washing. This was also my first time knitting from the top-down! I *adore* this method of knitting garments and want one of these for myself. The sweater practically knit itself. Was really fun.
Modifications include seed stitch collar and button band. I knitted the button band as I went, so when I was finished, it was done. I should have made the arms longer--M is going to be tall like her father and me. This will not fit her next year, unfortunately, even though the body will be long enough, the arms will be too short. - Jen