Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Miss Daisy

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!


  1. That itty bitty sweater is precious!

  2. That is so sweet! I'm just amazed at how you've progressed with the knitting. You inspire me to want to give it a try again. Great job!

  3. You are sooooo very talented, Deb!!!! Lucky friend!!!

  4. Cute! You're knitting like a seasoned pro!

  5. Deb, it is gorgeous.
    I thought I had commented but I must have just thought it.

  6. And here it is