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little coffee bean cardigan
Little Coffee Bean Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith
3 months
Needle and yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
414 yards, 2 skeins
Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
1 skein = 207.0 yards (189.3 meters), 100 grams
Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
1 skein = 207.0 yards (189.3 meters), 100 grams

Yipes, stripes! I love them!

Using up the very last of my Cotton-Ease stash, acquired many years ago. It’s knitting up beautifully. I accidentally knit the collar with size 7 needles instead of 6, but will remember to use size 6 for the cuffs, bottom hem, and button bands.

The sizing is very generous. I have a feeling that our little guy won’t fit into this at 3 months, but we’ll see! Maybe we’ll have a real bruiser.

The proportion of the arms seems a little off -- they’re very wide. I’ll report back once our little guy actually wears it.

UPDATE: Yep, sizing and proportions are totally off on this one, though I take the blame since I didn’t check my gauge. Photos are of my little guy wearing it at 18 months. Still pretty wide on him, but it’s sort of a crop-top look, and the sleeves are too short, too. Love the color combo still, and the yarn is holding up nicely.

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May 29 2013
September 2013
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About this yarn
by Lion Brand
Aran / 10 ply
50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic
207 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: May 22, 2011
  • Project created: May 30, 2013
  • Finished: September 22, 2013
  • Updated: April 21, 2015