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garter yoke baby cardi
August 16 2015
October 27 2015
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garter yoke baby cardi
garter yoke baby cardi by Jennifer Hoel
Baby J
6-12 mos
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Caron Simply Soft Tweed
78 yards in stash
1.74 skeins = 254.1 yards (232.3 meters), 148 grams

10/27/15 Itโ€™s not quite dry yet, but Iโ€™m calling it DONE. I got a few slightly clearer pictures. I would knit this pattern again, but not with the same yarn!

10/26/15 I finally sewed on all the stupid buttons and gave it a wash. Itโ€™s drying now and will be done, done, done. Not my favorite project.

10/12/15 Finished knitting the button bands. I chose to do I cord button loops instead of button holes, but Iโ€™m not sure I would do it that way again. To finish I need to sew on the buttons, weave in the ends, wash and block.

10/11/15 Finally picked this up again to finish it. I bought some basic buttons for it because, despite our tens of thousands of buttons, I could not find more than two that matched. So far I knit the button band on the right and am trying to decide how many buttons to use and what sort of buttonhole. Iโ€™m thinking maybe 4-5 and I cord button loops?

8/18 part 2: Finished both sleeves, wove in some of the ends. The underarms had some pretty big gaps, so I did some haphazard repairs. Once I pick out buttons Iโ€™ll be able to do the button bands and finish it up.

8/18/15 Bound off using JSSBO.

8/17 part 2: Width is closer to 22โ€ than 20โ€, and thatโ€™s before the button bands are added. Hope baby J grows quickly!! Iโ€™ll probably make it a little longer than called for so that itโ€™s symmetric. Iโ€™m thinking Iโ€™ll do ribbing along the bottom instead of garter stitch. I think itโ€™ll look a little more finished and it will probably help it fit a little better.

8/17/15 Yoke is closer to 4.5โ€ than 3.75โ€

8/16/15 Cast on. I donโ€™t love the yarn at all, but itโ€™s going to non-knitter new parents who will need something washable and resilient. I plan to add buttons down the full length of the front to make it a little more boyish.

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by Caron
96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon
150 yards / 85 grams

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  • Project created: August 16, 2015
  • Finished: October 27, 2015
  • Updated: February 15, 2016
  • Progress updates: 9 updates