a sweater he likes

I made a cardigan made for my boy using scraps from other knitting projects.  I did end up buying the grey for the sleeves, etc.  I was going to make the whole thing stripes, but I the color combination was looking kind of dreary.  I love how it turned out.

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The pattern is by Diane Soucy.  All the details can be found on Ravelry.

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The pattern is not fitted at all.  It’s good to have plenty of room for layering underneath.  But, it might be too bulky to wear under a fitted coat.

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S didn’t like the wooden buttons at first, so we compromised.  The top button is a bronze (?) sun.

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An introduction to lace

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This is my first attempt knitting a lace pattern.  It wasn’t as scary as I expected it to be.  To make it easier, I made this first try at lace with a pattern that used a pretty bulky yarn.   Continue reading