Sock yarn is usually pretty great for baby sweaters but I seriously wasn’t in the mood for something so fine in December so I held the sock yarn doubled to make this sweater:

Cardigan_2012_12_31_Opal-Graffiti-12months_1front

Pattern: own
Yarn: 1.4 skeins Zwerger Garn Opal Graffiti, 75% wool, 25% nylon, color 5225
Needles: US size 5 for the body, 4 for the ribbing
Size: 12 months
Started 12/1 and finished 12/31/2012

Not quite the speed of a walk-by act of graffiti but it went quickly enough. The little red and yellow buttons worked out perfectly: they fit the buttonholes (always so very important) and contain two colors that match colors in the yarn, something I’m rarely able to find.

Cardigan_2012_12_31_Opal-Graffiti-12months_2back

I didn’t worry about where the two skeins lined up except to check they weren’t lining up exactly because I wanted blended rather than exact stripes. Success! Off it goes into the box of finished items to await the wee person who will wear it someday.

Advertisements