Saturday, 29 December 2012

A Cardigan for Merry

October 2012

George's Christmas present, which was well timed to coincide with the UK release of the Hobbit (the pattern being named after a character in the Lord of the Rings).

Although this is a freebie pattern, you do need to have bought Kate Gilbert's Cardigan for Arwen if you want to refer to the cable charts. Substituting your own would work fine too, but it would have to be reversible, because the hood means that both sides are on display at once.

This felt enormous when I first finished it, and I remember thinking it would have to languish in a drawer until he was at least 3. A couple of months later, it's not a bad fit - so I guess the 12 - 18 month sizing was about right. George is about 13.5 months here, and big-ish for his age.

I THINK I've got the right yarn - I couldn't find the ball band, but it was definitely something style craft or King Cole-y. Next time I'm in Helmsley I'll track down the wool shop and check (any excuse).

The Buttons came from Boyes in York, chosen by Daddy. Daddy also wanted me to add a tassel to the hood, which I might well have done was it not for the fact that the finishing was already epic (it's knit flat, in pieces, and there are hems - ick).

Pattern: A Cardigan for Merry by annypurls
Yarn: Stylecraft Special double knit
Colourway: 1010 Matador
Needle: 3.5mm
Size: 12 - 18 months
On ravelry: here

1 comment:

  1. I love the color, and I think the buttons are perfect!