What do you do when you have a skein of Red Heart Baby Sport Pompadour freshly minted in Hushabye, chilly weather in Hyderabad and a smallish niece in need of a sweater? You crochet a sweater…..(dumb question, silly answer).
I turned the net upside down (you mean you didn’t notice?) looking for a nice cardigan pattern for a 7 year old girl which wasn’t too dense (thick, heavy) but didn’t find any. So I turned to a baby pattern instead, from Serendipity Crochet. (This site seems to be defunct now, but I’ve given the web archive link here).
ETA December 16 2007: The site seems to be up and running again, so here’s the link to the pattern there.
So here it is:
Isn’t the colourway (or whatever you call it) adorable? I’d love to see how it turns out knitted. Here is a closeup of the pattern stitches, which is a simple one using crossed dc (skip 1 st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st across).
As usual I was too lazy to go out and buy buttons, so I made flowers for closure instead. Here’s a closeup:
And here it is all buttoned up:
I used a size J hook 6.00mm (Boye). I bought some very soft white local yarn to do the edges in. Worked out ok, I think.
Alack and alas, the cardigan looks just right, so it might be too small for next year…A good excuse to make another next year!