As November 12th zooms toward me, I'm pushing my instinct to retreat aside and diving into this time as wholeheartedly as I can. I'm a true introvert as it's defined so this "promoting oneself" is actually horrifying.
So, in an effort to stay upbeat and excited about the release of the book and not sink into myself, I decided to force my baby daughter to throw on the Little One Yoke Cardigan and take a walk through the neighborhood that is currently all aglow with autumn foliage.
That girl takes some great pics (wasn't she the little star of the Taproot FOLK photos of the Cicely Shawl!? I mean, seriously.) And this sweater is pretty great, too.
I know steeking is many-a-knitter's worst nightmare and I completely understand (wanna know a secret? I'd never done it before I started this book. Eeek.). However, it's time to bite the bullet, people because steeking is actually amazing - and you'll do it if you want to knit this. Ha! No comments about knitting it flat. That's no fun.
The pattern is available in sizes to fit 2T (4T, 6y, 8y, 10y, 12y) and works up in a jiff using Artesano Aran on size US 8 needles. This may have actually been one of the fastest samples to knit if you can believe it, and I worked it up in the size to fit 8y. It's worked simply in the round from the bottom up, then the steeks are cut and the front button bands are picked up and knit to finish. It's perfectly unisex and incorporates very simple color stranding paired with a bit of knit and purl texture. I look forward to seeing the various color combos that come out of this little cardigan.
This would make a great holiday gift for the little ones in your life by the way (wink!)