A friend in Australia asked me to knit this sweet little cardigan for her baby. The pattern is called Miss Daisy and it was a delight to knit.
It's a top down seamless pattern, well designed, well written and I am pleased with the outcome.
The yarn was from my stash that I bought last summer during a sale. It's really soft and washes beautifully. While the gauge on the pattern and yarn called for 5mm needles, I found 4mm gave me the correct gauge for the pattern.
The cardigan is size 12 months.
I really like the back details.
I stumbled here and there with the pattern but once I thought the steps through, it all came together. I find reading a pattern is the most difficult part of knitting. Words like "knit wise" don't appear in Webster's! Patterns written by a U.K. designer often differ from those written by a Canadian or U.S. designer and one has to become knitting bi-lungual.
It's been one year since I learned how to knit. Well, learned how to knit more than creating a cock-eyed garter stitch scarf, and now feel much more confident with each project. Socks are next.
Godspeed little cardigan on your journey Down Under. I can't wait to see it modelled!