Friday, August 27, 2010

FO: Baby Sheep Yoke Cardigan

This is already the last "official" day of my two weeks summer vacations. Snif! It went by way too fast. I don't have anything planned for today, except preparing my bike for tomorrow's bike ride and hopefully transplanting some flowers with my brand new shovel ;-)

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
For: Louka
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!


Alhana said...

Ha quedado preciosa, con las ovejas pastando. Me encantan este tipo de prendas con animalitos para niños.

Knittymuggins said...

Oh my goodness! It's adorable! And your colorwork is so even and beautiful! What a precious gift. I know the recipients will adore it :)

So sorry your vacation is coming to an end :( But hope you have a lovely weekend!


Jolanda said...

It's beautiful and very nice.

Chantal Boucher said...

Ho wow!!! Trop trop cute!! Les moutons sont trop mignons. J'adore!! Tu es vraiment douée chère Maryse! IL EST MAGNIFIQUE! Il va l'être encore davantage avec bébé Louka dedans!

Andi said...

That is some seriously beautiful work you did there. Especially considering this was your first colorwork. Simply Beautiful!

birana said...

Vraiment mignon! Je l'ai ajouter sur ma liste de tricot a faire! Je craque complement. chanceux le bébé qui le portera:)

Ally Jay said...

Just too cute for words

Jan said...

Too - Too sweet! I love it! Love the modified sheep heads. The colors work wonderfully together. Any child (and mom) would be delighted with this.

Biscotte said...

Très réussi :o) !!

Celestial said...

Will we get to see pics of the little guy in the sweater?

Love the detail of turning the heads.

juicyknits said...

This is super super cute! The cardi I just knit looks like a sloppy beginner's one compared to this cutie.

Unknown said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and I cannot tell you how surprised I was when I clicked on your blog! My Grandma was the knitter, she made the most amazing sweaters.
I now have the last project she was working on, I go and touch it every now and then. It is such a nice thing.
Such an amazingly adorable little cardigan you have there.

Janet said...

It's adorable!! You did a great job - I love the sweet little details.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

What a great sweater!

Susan said...

This is just absolutely adorable! Thank you for blogging this one! I will have to try it too. I love the colors you selected as well!