16 November 2011


I just finished a Baby Sophisticate cardigan for my wee niece.  I made a few mods to the larger size, because knitting straight from the pattern is no fun.

Drying in this photo - it's cuter with the collar folded down.

  • Slightly smaller gauge - triple stranded sock yarn on US 7/4.5mm needles ~ 17 sts/4".  Next post shall wax poetic about the joys of triple-stranding
  • More raglan increases (3 or 4)
  • Body and arms shorter by a couple inches
  • Picked up more stitches per row on for the button band (3 for every 4 rows, i.e. 3 for every 2 slipped selvedge edge stitches).  To pick up and knit 2 stitches into every other slipped edge stitch, I picked the first one up through both legs, and the second one through the back leg only. 
  • Eyeballed the collar shaping and buttonhole rows, since I was starting with a different number of collar/buttonband stitches.

Love a leather-looking button on a shawl collared cardigan.
Yarn: Wollmeise 100% Superwash Merino, colorways Roter Himbeermund and Merlot (2 strands Himbeer/ 1 strand Merlot in body; 3 strands Himbeer for buttonband and collar)

Project page here.

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