I finished “winter” cardigan #2 for young Lila. She chose the yarn, Chantilly by Moda. It is kitten soft, suits her coloring, and has a bit of halo. Chantilly is 30% milk by-product and 70% acrylic. I know, I know, acrylic. If it doesn’t wash well or stand up to wear and tear, well, I knew better. If it does, so much the better. At the end of the day I tell myself it is for a tiny girl. If she wants something soft and yellow, I don’t care what its made of.
Well, I suppose if it actually was made of kittens I’d say no.
This is Mossy on inoriz.com. I found it by searching moss stitch and children’s cardigans on Ravelry– what a wonderful place. I knitted the 18 month old size using a slightly larger gauge. She wears 18months, but I thought a little bigger couldn’t hurt. I forgot to make two buttonholes, but I don’t think that detracts from the over all design.
Short-sleeved, of course. We have long sleeve t-shirts and an overcoat, Lila is a master hand at layering techniques. Lately an undershirt and a short-sleeved sweater does the trick- slightly heavier than a t-shirt.
When I made Baby Sophisticate, I spent two weeks persuading her to try it on. This one only took two days- I suspect because she chose the yarn? This is the first thing I made for her that I’m sure she understands I made. It’s sweet the way she pets it and says “Mommy nice.”
I found it a quick and enjoyable knit. The raglan increases go easily, and I’ll use her increases in the future for raglan projects, it turned out so lovely. I adore moss stitch. The body is knitted in a 5 knit/5 moss pattern that shifts at the beginning of each round. It allows for watching an Agatha Christie or keeping up a conversation but is not as coma-inducing as stockinette. One day when I’m feeling crazy enough to make another sweater for myself, I might adapt this one for me. I like the pattern that much. I’m already plotting to make a few more for my niece and nephew, that’s how nice it is to knit.