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FO Friday: Cardigan for my Niece

Back in November last year, after seeing my brother and his family in October, I was asked to knit another cardigan for my niece. I love it when I get requests like this from my family, especially as I’ve knitted quite a lot for my niece in the last five years. On that note, I can’t believe she’s already five.

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I used this DROPS pattern, and my brother and his wife decided on the colour combination. I was meant to do the stripes in more random spots, but somehow they ended up like this. I actually like it, it gives it a certain geometry.

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It’s a nice easy pattern that calls for stockinette stitch for most of the body and then goes into garter stitch for the yoke. I’ve done the ribs in the cerise and I think they add a nice little accent.

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The buttons were ordered from TextileGarden, my favourite online button store. The choice there is just fantastic. I had one set of buttons and then added one of a slightly different colour as the first button…again it just adds a little something.

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My brother, his wife and my niece were very happy with the cardigan. The sleeves are still a bit long, but I did that on purpose, so that she could grow into it.

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One thought on “FO Friday: Cardigan for my Niece

  1. Oh nice cardigan and I love the colour. This shade of pink and navy goes together so well. I bet she looks gorgeous in it. Nice buttons too.

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