Let’s take a look at the finished piece of Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater.
The pattern I used was Sunday Sweater by Ginny Sheller, the pattern can be found here.
This cardigan is a seamless knit in the round top down cardigan with very little finishing off to do once you reach the bottom.
Not having any worseted weight yarn at hand for this cardigan I used a dk purple tweed yarn that I had. I had to do some playing around with figures as Caoimhe only measured to the size of the 6 year old in this cardigan. That’s not the cardigan she measures that small on all cardigan and sweaters, she’s just so slight for a 10 year old. After browsing through the notes for this cardigan most people who used a dk weight yarn knit two sizes bigger and all had success with it fitting their intended size. So I cast on for the 10 year old with the hope that it would indeed fit nicely and not just look like a tent on her.
This is the sweater before blocking, where it just fit nicely for now so the figures did indeed work out. I decided to block it out to gain just an extra inch or two for growth over the winter months.
This is the fit after blocking –
As you can see just enough to not swim but to get her through the winter.
Thank you to all who wrote notes on what they did when they started their projects on Ravelry they really were invaluable and something I must make a conscious effort to do myself especially when making changes to an item, it may help someone else in the future.
While knitting this I wanted a pop of colour to happen in the buttons and after consulting with Caoimhe on what colours she might like and a browse in my lys I found these bright eye-popping yellow, which I zoomed in on immediately. I just love the pop and zing of the yellow against the purple.
This is a pattern I’m likely to come back to again and again for the other girls and couldn’t recommend it enough
My notes and project page on Ravelry for this project can be found here.