Tuesday, December 16, 2014

matchy matchy

Saturday night I dug out some cardigans that I had knit for Erik that needed just a few finishing touches, and we settled in for our annual viewing of Elf. Many belly laughs later, Erik had a new cardigan to wear! It will fit him for approximately five minutes, so I wish that I had sewn on the buttons sooner, but that's how it goes.

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.
The yarn is leftover from my Drops cardigan, which I just love and wear all the time. So cozy and comfy!
Plenty is left on my to-knit list before the holidays, some quick and easy -- a Minnesota Vikings hat (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.


Gillian said...

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!

Rue said...

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.