I haven't been getting much sewing done at night in this third trimester; I've been resting and it's also been a bit cold to venture down to the sewing room when the allure of the combustion wood fire and a few balls of soft lush wool call. So yes, I've been doing a bit of knitting. More than you see here actually, but I'll add some other pics at a later date. Tonight it's about the cardies.
Lily as always, has been the benefactor of some knitting. Here she is in her new cardie, she likes it, as it's apparently a princess cardigan. Thank goodness she has gotten over her dislike of green though!!
hmm, it looks like the two front panels are uneven here but they're not.
Pattern: Helena from Knitty
Yarn: The Knittery Merino DK "Wildflower" colourway; 200grams
Needles: 3.25, 3.5 and 4mm Knitpicks Interchangables
Size: 18 month with some mods to cater for a size 3 height; knitted size 4 length
Mods: I knitted the 18 month size for the circumference (as even the two year old finished size would have been quite baggy on her) but have added some extra length in the bodice equivalent to the size 4 to suit my average to tall (apparently!) three year old.
I've knitted the lace pattern for eight repeats and finished the skirt with a garter stitch border of about eight rows. I think the garter stitch border looks a little less babyish than the picot edge for this age. Added three buttonholes in the edging and knitted the garter edging with a 3.5 mm casting off with a 4mm to alleviate some of the bunching I've seen on some of this garment. Managed a sleeve length of approximately six inches and finished with a garter stitch cuff; giving it a three-quarter length sleeve.
I noticed when trying this on Lily today that there is quite a lot more room in the back of the cardie than the front. Considerably more actually, the front is a good fit but there's a fair bit of swing and room in the back.
And something for me :) This really doubles as a baby bump post too, although this pic is now actually a couple of weeks old; it's my 29 week baby bump. Think I'm 31 or 32 weeks now... maybe. I'm not very good at this week counting thing!! I'm a slack blogger heh!
Pattern: February Lady Sweater
Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran in Teal; 10 balls
Needles: 5mm Knitpicks