Knitting a Spring Cardigan (or two)

My great-nephew recently celebrated his first birthday and I wanted to knit him something bright and colorful. I chose this boxy, cropped cardigan pattern called Haiku that I found on knitty.com, a great resource for knitters and chock full of free patterns.

When I knitted the pumpkin hat for my granddaughter last year, I fell in love with Blue Sky Alpacas organic cotton. With a rainbow of wonderful colors to choose from, it’s so soft and yummy.

I chose Pickle for Liam.

And Lemongrass for my granddaughter, Ella, because I just had to make one for her, too!

I found some brightly colored buttons in the shape of building blocks, rocking horses, and teddy bears at Joann Fabric’s – perfect for Liam’s sweater. But I didn’t really like any of the flower buttons I found there so I made some purply-pink blooms with yellow centers out of polymer clay. It was soooo easy with a flexible Sculpey push mold I found in my toolbox.

Now that the little ones’ cardigans are finished and in the mail, it’s time for a new project for my pointy sticks. Perhaps a summer sweater for myself. This pattern looks promising!

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2 comments on “Knitting a Spring Cardigan (or two)

  1. Judy Shea says:

    Whoa.. love those sweaters. If I ever have knitting questions, I’ll be sure to call 1-800-CallKaren. Those are beeeeeeutiful. I love the pc buttons.. i have some of those.. when I first looked at them, I thought maybe I had given them do you..I think I made the exact same color combo. I love the sweater you may make for yourself… that would look nice on you.

  2. artandtea says:

    Thanks Judy! You are my button making inspiration!

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