*huh?!... a new sweater already?
As I mentioned last week, it didn't take long to get my first FO of the New Year off the needles. On Sunday night (yup...the 2nd!) I finished this Maile Sweater for Elise. Now that the Little Lamby is getting a bit too snug on my growing babe, we decided it was time to add another handknit to her wardrobe (as if she doesn't have enough).
This is a free pattern by Nikki Van De Car that you can find here on her blog, What To Knit When You're Expecting. The pint-size cardi knit up in two days and I love the final result. Its a touch big now, which gives us a little time to grow in to it. I'll have to post again when she is filling it out a little more so you can better see some of the fine detail.
I ended up using the extra yarn from my Rhinebeck Cardigan- Plucky Primo- such an amazing yarn to work with. With merino, cashmere, and nylon- what's not to love. I'm sure Elise appreciates the touch of luxury as well :)
Along with matching yarn- our cardigans also sport matching buttons- we'll have to be careful not to mistakenly wear our copycat knits on the same day!
**If you haven't done so yet, check out the post/free pattern from yesterday and stop by the knit-a-long thread in the French Press Knits Ravelry group- the more the merrier!