November 15 2008
Finished All but Buttons:
November 23 2008
December 3 2008
Seed Stitch Cardigan by Sarah Hoadley
Pattern used as a base, but modified a good deal
Denny / George III
US 7 / 4.5 mm & US 8 / 5.0 mm Knitpick Options
Bernat Silky Soft
1.4 skeins = 385.0 yards (352.0m) in 135 - Navy
0.3 skeins = 82.5 yards (75.4m) in 00387 - Charcoal
Purchased at Smiley's Yarns sale in NJ
I took the pattern as a starting point but didn’t use the seed stitch pattern on the body. I have modified it a good deal to fit with what I wanted to create.
I did the edging in grey & the body in navy. I chose to do a rib at the cuffs and bottom edge with the size 7 needles. The body was done with the size 8s.
I wanted an even # of stitches on the back so I increased it by 1. I figured that wouldn’t make a difference in terms of size.
I decided on a claw cable with a reverse stockinette background highlight it. The cable is a very simple repeat with only 1 of the 8 rows requiring anything other than knit or purl for all the stitches in the row. Simple was important as I knew I would be knitting a lot of this while at my work conference. So it involved a lot of knitting under the table.
I hope it fits the recipient. It looks kinda small. But the measurements are the 3 year old ones. And I measured it. It is supposed to fit. The kid is only two, but I made the larger size just in case.
I like it. Just hope the kid actually gets to wear it.