Friday, August 5, 2016

A Spiffy Baby Cardigan

I finally knitted something for my little guy. He has a ton of sweaters from his great-grandma, but I wanted to make him something, too. Also, knitting this cardigan gave me an opportunity to test out my Spiffy Raglan Sweater Calculator further.


To make this sweater, I used my baby's measurements and also measured a sweater that fits. This is what the measurements looked like in the calculator (he is bang on average for a 6 month old).


The finished sweater is adorable and perfectly matches the cardigan I was copying for size.


I used up some Rowan All Seasons Cotton that was sitting in my stash. I only had partial balls, so I went with stripes. If I was thinking ahead and not just rushing, I would have reviewed the total number of body rows and came up with a repeating pattern that worked a bit better. I had to stop one row short on the length because I would have had a single light blue line.


On the first sleeve (above), I remembered to use slipped stitches to make my stripes jogless while going in the round on the sleeves. But, I forgot to make sure I was wrapping yarns as I did my colour changes, which leads to small holes (see below).


At least I remembered for the second sleeve (below), which looks much better.


I did a seed stitch for the button band. I really like how it turned out and it lays flatter than a rib.



Overall, it was a great project for me to get back into knitting: simple and quick. Also, I found many ways I can improve my sweater calculator and there is one error I have to fix (gasp!). I hope to work on that during his naps and have the updated calculator up in a few weeks.


2 comments:

  1. Hi do you have contact info where I can contact you directly about the spiffy raglan pattern I bought? I love it but have a question and will gladly help with testing the pattern for my big size as well as kid sizes.
    Regards Lynette

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    1. Hi Lynn!
      Yes, you can email me at info(AT)spiffystitches(DOT)ca. If I don't get back to you right away, leave another comment here (I'm probably just busy with the little guy). Also, I updated the calculator recently and can email you the updated version once you contact me, so don't let me forget. Thanks!

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