Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater

Let’s take a look at the finished piece of Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater.

Caoimhe's Sunday Sweater

Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater

The pattern I used was Sunday Sweater by Ginny Sheller, the pattern can be found here.

Caoimhe's Sunday Sweater

Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater

This cardigan is a seamless knit in the round top down cardigan with very little finishing off to do once you reach the bottom.

Caoimhe's Sunday Sweater

Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater

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.

Caoimhe's Sunday Sweater - Pre Blocking

Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater – Pre Blocking

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 –

Caoimhe's Sunday Sweater - after blocking

Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater – 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.

Caoimhe's Sunday Sweater

Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater

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.

Ruth.

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12 Responses to Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater

  1. dottyrobins says:

    Beautiful cardigan and a beautiful Caoimhe x love the colour yarn with the yellow buttons x

  2. iknead2knit says:

    Love everything about this sweater!

  3. Renee Anne says:

    She’s tiny for being 10! Also, love the sweater 🙂

  4. Kepanie says:

    Gorgeous little miss here. I really like those lacy panels and yes, the yellow is the right zing.

  5. Lucy Bowen says:

    Gorgeous, she looks so serene! Love the buttons and the colour of the yarn.

  6. Blu says:

    Love the purple and yellow!

  7. Karoline says:

    Gorgeous sweater, I love the colour

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  9. silkandwool says:

    Beautiful work! It fits perfectly while allowing for some growth. I also absolutely adore your button choice, I think it adds to much to the overall result.

  10. Julie. C says:

    Beautiful cardigan, loving the colour. 🙂

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