Our little Cub turned 2 a month ago on March 1st, and although it wasn’t quite ready in time…the buttons were put on that next week, by a week later he had his birthday cardigan. Everyone needs a cardigan. Second only to a hoodie (and a hooded cardigan makes even that unnecessary) a cardigan is one of the most functional pieces of clothing for little people.
This particular cardigan is the Wonder Years cardigan by Elizabeth Smith (my ravelry notes here) and was really quite enjoyable to knit. It knit quickly from the top down and the sleeves were knit on at the end from stitches set aside. The button band was last. I had a difficult time choosing buttons, as I couldn’t find any locally that I really liked. I finally settled on these, which actually match quite well, as the cardigan just needed to be completed. But I can’t say that I love the buttons.
All that button indecision was about a week before my dad arrived at my door with the most amazing treasure under his arm…but more on that in the next post! In the mean time, our little man has a new cardigan to wear as winter ever so slowly gives way to spring, and it looks as though he has enough room to grow so that it will fit next fall and winter as well. Success.