I started a new project last night – the Emmett cardigan, designed by Noir Knits (aka, Noirbettie, aka Annika). I had originally planned to make another little boy cardigan, but the peach yarn jumped in my hand and so I started a wee little baby girl sweater.
I love the pattern so far. It’s another chance to try a new technique – this time, knitting the sleeves first and attaching them (already finished!) the yoke of the bottom up raglan sweater. I’ve only ever knit raglan sweaters top down, so this is a fun way to try something new, without the commitment of a full size sweater.
Finished sleeves! This picture is cracking me up. The way I composed this shot makes it look like some sort of forest creature.
I knit the first sleeve while Mr. Martini cooked dinner last night. In case you’re wondering, it takes exactly the same amount of time to cook a falafel and couscous dinner as it does to knit one sleeve. The second sleeve was finished during the viewing of a couple of Rocky & Bullwinkle episodes that are now on Netflix streaming. The nostalgia factor was high in our apartment last night.
I don’t really have a recipient in mind for this sweater, but it never hurts to have a couple of baby sweaters in the drawer for last-minute gifts. Especially when they’re such fun patterns!
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