Sunday, January 09, 2011

Bee's cabled cardigan!

Every kid needs a good scratchy wool sweater, and this is Bee's. I started knitting it for her years* before her birth, and managed to finish it mere days before Bee appeared in this world. I used this pattern by Britta Stolfus Rueschhoff -- not a breeze exactly, but so lovely, I think, when finished! The buttons are yellow plum, hand-carved by this artist.

* You know, on and off. Then I spent about a year putting off the assembly and the weaving-in-of-ends (the most mindless and boring stage of sweater-knitting), followed by months of searching for the perfect buttons. And that, Dear Reader, is how you knit a cardigan in six short years.


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