Christmas I received a book on knitting stuffed animals but the biggest problem is that I couldn’t knit. After a couple of Bluprint classes and a knitting session at sewing group lunch, I have actually been able to make a few items. The first was a couple of doll scarves. Then there was a hat for my dad so I could practice decreases. Next was to learn increases. I wanted a simple doll shawl but couldn’t find a pattern. So in the end I decided on My AG Doll Creations’ “Karina’s Cozy Sweater” as it was described for confident beginner to intermediate. It seemed like I could possibly make it.
The sweater is knitted from the top down. Then the sleeves are finished. After the sleeves, the body of the cardigan is joined so that you don’t have to sew the side seams.
I used Rooster Almerino DK in damson with number 6 Clover bamboo needles. I think the yarn sort of hides the lace pattern you make. The cardigan included knitting in front and back loop increases, yarn over increases, slip knit decreases and knit two together decrease. The project was challenging as it was the 4th project completed.
I didn’t include the buttons as I didn’t have anything that would work at home.