...Cleaver that is... and I'm okay with that! With all of her glorious motherly ways.
I want to be the mom who bakes, sews and knits.
The only issue is... I don't really do any of those things well, so here's me sharing with you all my 101's.
Laugh with me or at me, I don't care. I just hope I can evolve during this process!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Yoke Cardigan Success!

I am so happy with the results on the Yoke cardigan I made my baby girl. The yarn, the colour, the practice, it all came together. To be honest, I'm happy but hugely shocked. I figured there would be something wrong! (Here's where you keep your mouth closed if you see an error) (Thank you kindly)

I used Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton.
Its SO soft. Perfect for a baby. Although the hand wash, lay flat part isn't entirely perfect for baby, but hey, its worth it.

After a test swatch it seemed the yarn and my gauge was knitting up too big. Of course. So I stuck with the 5mm needles but made the size smaller than the pattern called for and it worked out quite perfectly. Thanks for the suggestion mum!

And... hurrah, I tried a new technique.
The Magic Loop.
On the sleeves.
Aw yeah!
And I think I have a new way to knit in the round! Because I've only tried dble points once before I didn't have a habit to break. Thank goodness. Lord knows comfort zones are brutal for anyone to get out of!

I wanted to write 'A+' on the chalk board but that's a bit self serving isn't it? But maybe that's a new idea and I can grade myself! Hmm...

I thought the navy buttons were perfect on it. (They're not as royal blue as it appears)
I had to rip out the buttonhole band as I realized I hadn't actually made any button holes! But the bands turned out great in the end and not bunchy. Yay!

And I think she likes it.


  1. I think you need to put an *A+* on your board, not self serving at all :D Love the 3/4 sleeves they work well, and 'yes' a great colour.
    Cute photo's too! ..well done!

  2. Wow! That's awesome Cindy! It turned out just perfect for her. I'm so impressed that you used Magic Loop for the sleeves. It looks just adorable on the little onion skin eater :) She's a little dream-boat!

  3. So so sweet! I love the colors, great job!


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