Matching cardigans for the kids!
Getting 5 sts/in on size US 5 needles. I like the fabric, so I’m going to knit the numbers on the 12 month size, with the length measurements from the 24 month size.
Using KinoKnits project suggestion, having half the sheep face one way, and half the other: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Kino/welcome-to-the-flock
The original cardigan I saw at Stitches West had the sheep in garter stitch, so I have one set of sheep in garter.
… and the next set NUPP-ed! (If you’re going to do the nupps, here’s how I did it: every other stitch, every other row, do a 5 stitch nupp, and on the alternate rows K5tog the nupp stitches.) I love how curly they are!
Worked sleeves to 9.5”, to accommodate his delicious long limbs.
I took a screen grab of the chart, flipped it using these directions for Word (sort of), and then printed it BECAUSE COUNTING IS HARD, PEOPLE. - You need to initially have a few stitches in your MC between flipped charts unless you want your sheep butt-to-butt. (Kino has ONE, and it looks pretty great.)
Buttonband: 79 sts on size 3, work 9 rows st st. Work 1 row in purl (turning row), change to size 2 needles, work 9 rows st st, use crocheted slip stitch to simultaneously bind off and attach the facing. (Idea from Anna Zilboorg’s Splendid Apparel)
Buttonholes: Perfect Buttonhole, again from Splendid Apparel
FUTURE JASMIN, PAY ATTENTION: When you get to the sheep, go up a needle size. You’ll think, “This time will be different.” DO NOT IGNORE ME, FUTURE JASMIN.
Some thoughts, upon finishing:
265 grams = 586 yards