What happened before : Cosy (you)
During Winter, Capucine kept growing (No ? Yes !)… So, early in March, wanting to anticipate a little, I decide to knit her a new cardigan, one size bigger (8 yo for my 5-years-old girl…), in a thinner and lighter yarn to make a spring-summer cardi.
Still rummaging though my long models-to-try-one-day list on Ravlery (it is so long, if you knew, and though, I “clean” it every so and then…), I choose to knit My Dear Watson, by Nadia. Another one of her pattern ? Yes ! Another one ! They are so nice and well written.
During a trip to Paris in March, I had to go at La Bien Aimée (and at knitnight at L’OisiveThé) to say Hi ! to my friends and, incidentally, indulge a bit… And Hey ! 2 sleins (among other things) of La Bien Aimée Merino Twist, jumped in my backpack ! 😉
Early April, working simultaneously on one of my sample (you will see it soon), I begun this lovely cardi.
Everything went smoothly, a true happiness to knit. My only mod was to replace the neckband ribbing by an-I-cord. The collar is more scooped out, but for Spring and summer, I find it perfect.
I love this cardigan very much : the colourway is cheerful and perfect for my little girl (there is pink, and many other colours…) and the twisted ribs are so charming… I love everything in it ! So much that i am planning to knit one for myself in a (hopefully) not-too-far future…
Capucinechose the buttons in my old buttons satsh and I must say the delicate pink looks so good on this cardi.
To consolidate the button band, I decided to sew a bias ont the wrong side. It really is the little extra that finishes it and makes it even more lovely. I think I will do it on all my future cardigans. If you are interested in this finishing, I made a photo tutorial : Strengthening a button band. It needs little time for a very chic result… Don’t hesitate ! 🙂