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tarrentella
08-10-2008, 12:50 PM
Well i finally got the ends woven in and it washed and blocked. I still havn't found buttons for it yet.

from the back:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/2750323326_03b36f88d4.jpg?v=0

and from the front:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2750322782_f36c51d5ce.jpg?v=0


I used the Daisy (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTdaisy.html) pattern from Knitty.com and Lion Brand Jiffy (just less than 1 skein of red and about 1/2 skein of white). As the yarn is a bit chunkier than recomended i cast on less stitches (just 86 if i remember correctly) and had to modify the decreases and shaping appropriately.

I also added the skull and cross bones on the reverse for a bit of added interest (maybe not to everybodies taste for a bay, but know the parents it will go down well). It was my first time doing colourwork so is a little bit messy but not to bad. I managed not to get any puckering, i just have to carry my floats a little better.

Oh! and thank you to Oneyarn. Not only was the yarn part of a lovely package i recieved from her in a yarnswap but she also sent me the skull chart and i don't think i would have actually plucked up the nerve to do colourwork or a baby cardigan if she and her package hadn't given me the push!

GirlChris
08-10-2008, 01:18 PM
It turned out so cute.

scout52
08-10-2008, 01:45 PM
Soo cute and different!

Mulderknitter
08-10-2008, 02:47 PM
Fantastic! I love it!:yay:

Jan in CA
08-10-2008, 03:12 PM
That came out really nice!

Debkcs
08-10-2008, 06:23 PM
It is very cute. You should knit a little parrot for the baby's shoulder. :teehee:

dustinac
08-13-2008, 10:20 AM
:happydance: it looks great!