Monday, 8 August 2016

Finished Object: Playdate

Pattern: Playdate by TinCanKnits
Yarn: Biscotte & Cie Bis-Sock
Colours: Sorcerer Uniform and Bouclier
Needles: 3.75mm and 4mm Round Needles
Start of project: July 8th, 2016
End of project: August 8th, 2016

On Ravelry
When I started this I had an idea in my mind which came from an inspiration I saw on Julie's blog. I had this vision of a striped cardigan with unicoloured details but of course I forgot a few important things. The thing is, sock yarn is dyed for socks, so the stripes look best when the piece you are working on is about sock width, which you can see at the top of the sleeves. When the circumference is bigger, the stripes get thinner or kind of disappear which is what happened at the body of the cardigan (that's my favourite part). The stripes get very fat and kind of heavy when there is just a small piece of fabric, as you can see at the top of the front (that's the part that I don't like very much). So all in all this got much wilder than I expected. I kind of hope that worn it won't matter as much, I think it might look nice in movement (with a kid inside ;-)


This was the second time I knit a Playdate (the first one was done exactly a year ago) and I really love that pattern. This time I chose the 2 to 4 years old size and in the beginning I was scared that it might turn out too small, but now I think it's a good size for a boy that will be around 18 months in the fall, so he will be able to wear this for a while. I still love the little pockets and how light it is, I used exactly 1 skein = 100gr of the stripey yarn and around 30 gr of the grey. As I bought two skeins of the stripey yarn there is definitely enough leftover for a pair of socks ;-) I added a shawl collar because I think they are very cute for little boys and for everybody really. The sheep buttons might not be terribly practical but I just couldn't resist them.
  


  

Now I'll need to fix a date to give this to the little boy it was knit for and hope that he and his mom like it.

10 comments:

  1. I'm sure she will like it...it's lovly!!
    es liebs grüessli lee-ann

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    1. Vielen Dank, ich hoffe auch, dass es ihnen gefällt. Dem kleinen Jungen wird es eh egal sein, solange er das Auto dazu bekommt.

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  2. Beautiful cardigan! I like the colours. You took care about the shoulders and sleeves to get a color symmetry, which is great. For a kid, the colors can be wilder. No need to worry :-)

    Cute buttons :-)

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    1. Thank you, Sabrina. It's definitely very soft and not too warm. I am looking forward to giving it away.

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  3. Look at those adorable sheep buttons! I LOVE your cardi! I think the different stripes really make it stand out. My nephew may be getting a new cardi for fall... -Sierra

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    1. I love knitting stuff for babies or small kids, it gets done so fast and you can try new things or even new yarns.

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  4. This cardigan turned out so cute...love it!

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  5. I love this beautiful cardigan! You are so smart to use neutral grey to "frame" the colorful main fabric - it looks very well put togther!

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    1. Thank you, Alina. I think the grey calms it down quite a bit. I am looking forward to using the two colours for a pair of socks for myself.

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