pattern: antler, by alexa ludeman, tin can knits
yarn: cascade 220 heathers, 9451, Lake Chelan Heather, 2 skeins
needles: US 5 and 7 Clover bamboo circs
size: 2-4 years
The pattern is easy to knit and went very quickly. The sleeves are way too long as written -- I shortened them a tad, but should have shortened them by at least another 2 inches. Erik is tall, but his height is all in his torso (not in his arms) -- if I were to knit this again, I'd lengthen the body of the cardigan, too.
my Drops cardigan, which I just love and wear all the time. So cozy and comfy!
----------------------------------------turn a square in purple and gold), a Chunkeanie, maybe a pair of these crazy-looking Cozy Mittens (the construction looks neat) -- and one that will be a real stretch, a Big Lebowski-inspired cardigan for Paul. There are still gifts to buy and wrap, cookies to bake, and decorating to finish, but we're enjoying the season and doing things like the St. Lucia festival at the Swedish American Museum, the holiday El train, and relaxing by the lights of the Christmas tree.
The little cardigan is lovely - looks very cosy. I'm knitting myself a coat and already have had to make adjustments to lengths. I'm obviously quite a bit taller than the person the pattern was written for!
I can't believe how grown up Erik looks in his sweater! I have a tiny oak on the needles for sprout that she's probably outgrown already. Now I just need to get my act together and shorten the sleeves (a necessary evil since I'm running out of yarn) so I can use the sweater as a new baby gift.
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