Wednesday, May 29, 2013

FO - A Sunny little Sprout

As promised - here are some proper pics of the Sunny Cardigan.
The yarn I used was Stray Cat - colour is Kaia. It's hard to see in the pics, but there are little blue and pink flecks throughout - which is why I went with the blue-centred daisy buttons.

As mentioned - this was a very fun and quick pattern. There were really only two things I wasn't too keen about.

1) The pattern, as written, just uses a couple of holes in the lace pattern as buttons holes - to me this just looked unprofessional. It was easily remedied by adding some buttonholes to the edging (and I made it three buttons instead of two).

2) The sizing of the pattern is odd. Technically, there are only two sizes written - if you want a different size, you're just changing yarn weight and needle size - not very helpful if you like the fabric created by a specific needle/yarn combination and it's not the right one for your size.

But all in all, I'm really pleased with it. I've even been tinkering with the idea of upsizing it to my size.... but that will have to wait. I'm already doing that with the Silver Cardigan. I was looking back at my Rav page - and I started that project in July... it's coming up on a year. Time to get moving.


Anonymous said...

Sunny Cardigan turned out GREAT! Love the sweet little buttons.

Congrats on the finish!

Araignee said...

It really is lovely. Your mods are always very clever. I envy you the ability to take a pattern and really make it your own.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I entirely agree with you about the buttonholes - proper buttonholes on proper button bands alway slook most professional and lie flat better. And usually more buttons is better than less.

Love the colour and the pattern!

Prudence said...

This is truly a piece to treasure. Beautiful work as always...I am in awe...always..♥Debi

Frieda said...

The buttons are perfect , very nice !

Nancy Kay said...

Yes, beautiful work, for sure!! The buttons are so sweet. This is a great looking garment!!!

WildflowerWool said...

Super cute and I love the buttons!

gayle said...

Excellent call on the buttonband - I agree that buttonholes look much more professional.
What an adorable sweater you made!