Now, to the subject of this post, here is the little Baby Sheep Yoke Cardigan I've been working on for the last couple of weeks:
Pattern: Baby Sheep Yoke Cardigan by Looking Glass Knits
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK
Needles: 4.5 mm to make approximately the 12 months size
Colors: Nutmeg (2 skeins), Whirlpool (a lot less than 1 skein), Asparagus (a lot less than 1 skein), White and Black (probably best to use any leftover yarn you have since it takes so little)
Start to finish: June 1st to August 25th, 2010
Modifications: I shortened the length of the cardigan to ensure that it's all knitted with the recommended 2 skeins. The body is 11 inches and the sleeves are 10 inches (both from top of the cardi to the two rows in blue at the buttom). The ribbing is also 6 rows instead of 7. I modified slightly the chart of the duplicate-stitch head of the sheeps so that the little sheeps look towards us!
I'm very happy with it and look forward to gift it! It is really nice and soft! I should mention it's my first color work and although it makes a lot of ends to weave in (which is not my favorite part of knitting), it's definitely worth the efforts!
I used this little video to learn the duplicate-stitch technique. It took me a couple of trials to figure it out, although it is so simple once you get it! Isn't it cute?
Happy Friday everyone!