knitting for Toddler Viking (finished)

cardie finished 01

Yay!  I am so pleased to be able to share photos of the finished cardigan I’d been knitting for our grand daughter, aka Toddler Viking.  Pattern is Sirdar 1219 and I chose to knit sleeves & lower body in a fun variagated yarn, but a plain yellow for the bodice part.

cardie 01

Pattern called for a Sirdar Bamboo DK, I substituted for a Gründl acrylic/polyamide mix, also DK weight.

In all, cardigan, in size 2-3 years, required approx 120g of the variagated and 30g of the plain yellow.

cardie finished 02

Once I overcame my fears of having to follow a stitch pattern, for the bodice part, I really enjoyed knitting this project.

cardie finished 03

I was less at ease with the picking up of stitches (evenly) for the neckband and two front bands . . . and had a slight ooops with spacing my button holes . . . but all in all, I am rather proud of how it turned out.   So pleased with the progress I’ve made in following a knitting pattern, in fact, that I’m all set to cast on and start a new project!  Stay tuned!

24 thoughts on “knitting for Toddler Viking (finished)

  1. thanks Lynn, and yes, Easter is just around the corner and cardie colours are rather “daffodils, & easter chicks” ^^ I’m just glad it arrived safely and Viking parents like it.

  2. That is very pretty and if you had trouble with picking up the stitches it doesn’t show. Lucky granddaughter to have you making her things!

  3. The sweater turned out so lovely. Your yarn choices were perfect and I love that you did the bodice in the pale yellow. Such a sweet gift, a wonderful grandma and lucky family to have you 🙂

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