Take a deep breath. Things are about to get sickeningly cute up in here.
AMAZINGLY I’ve been getting requests to teach more colorwork. I don’t teach it because I don’t like it. I don’t really knit it because I don’t like it! THIS IS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, OK?!
All my curmudgeoning aside, holy shit is this sweater adorable or what?! Jennifer Little’s Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan pattern took a little more thinking than I wanted. The yoke is charted, and only charted, and I needed to do math and a ton of counting to figure out the increases, which I wasn’t anticipating. But at the end of the day I think it’s the best way to do it. Too much fidgeting with increases and intarsia and all that just over complicates things.
Things were hairy for a while while I was stranding the flowers. I kept looking at this picture on the pattern, which clearly shows the alternating pattern small flower, big flower, small flower, big flower – but that is NOT how the chart is written! You can see my flowers are, like, two big flowers, small flower, two big flowers, small flower, big flower, small flower. The pattern definitely got thrown across the room a few times.
But, we worked it out, and no one was hurt. The blue sky, flowers, and pink and white checkerboard stitches are stranded, and the sheep are intarsia, with duplicate stitch faces and legs. Because the sweater is top down yoke, my class is going to be able to jump right into the hard stuff. I’m sure they’ll love it!
Also enjoying this sweater? My new niece Ryenn, who will be getting it as a Christmas present! Which means I’ve got one gift down already. WIN!
Yarn: Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly Baby Sport in Fresh Green, and other worsted scraps
Needles: Size 6 circulars