There has not been a lot of time to knit around here. Our big girl is still camped out on the couch and carried around the house if she needs to get anywhere. One of us sleeps on the couch to be near her and give her some more medicine during the night. I did think there could be some knitting time but we’re just so exhausted that I fall asleep in a flash. Somehow I managed to finish this off this morning but I think it took me about a week just to get the sleeves done.
I don’t usually like weaving in ends and this one had a few but the beauty of the top down all in one knit is that at least there are no seams to sew.
This was 2 weeks on the needles. Not bad. Not one of my fastest projects but considering everything that has been going on it’s not too bad. I think I managed half a sleeve in the days we spent in the hospital because I was always getting up and down so having this finished is great.
I really love this pattern. It’s lovely and easy and I think that’s in part to tiKKi’s super clear instructions. I used Bendigo Luxury in 8 ply and BC Garn Semilla for the contrast. I used my circular needle set which is great for projects like this one because you just swap over the needle ends and keep going.
And even my littlest miss approves of the cardigan. And I’ve just cast this on in a size 7 for my big girl as it seems only appropriate that as we care for her and get her back on her feet over the next few months that I am knitting something for her at the same time. She picked Luxury in cream with an aqua contrast…….photos and progress to come.
Ravelry details for this project are here. The pattern is free here and the larger sized version is available to purchase here. Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury available here and the BC Garn came from Suzy Hausfrau but might take a bit of an internet search to get some as it’s been in the stash a while.