At first, she did not know if it was going to be a boy or a girl, so we mostly played it safe with her favorite color, which is green!
It is a good thing that a pregnancy lasts 9 months. I finished knitting the project Thursday night. It dried on Friday (yesterday) and I sewed the buttons at night while it was still a little wet. I'm so glad it was finished on time!
The pattern is Sunnyside Cardigan by Tanis Lavallée of Tanis Fiber Arts. It is easy to follow but I guess that you have to have some experience because the instructions are somewhat vague sometimes. It's a free pattern.
Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm (circular and DPNs)
Color: Insect leaf
Start to finish: August 2012 - September 2012
Initially, I wanted to make the picot hem but it turned out that I did not know how to sew the border of it to the cardigan. Since I really did not have the time to learn a new technique, I tinked a few rows and knitted the garter hem instead. It turns out I really like it.
For the little buttons, I found these little lady bugs. Aren't they cute! I think they are really fun on a baby garnment! It fits very well with the name of the colorway too!
Have a great weekend everyone!