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Old 08-10-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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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:


and from the front:



I used the Daisy 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!
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:18 PM   #2
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It turned out so cute.
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:45 PM   #3
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Soo cute and different!
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:47 PM   #4
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Fantastic! I love it!
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That came out really nice!
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:23 PM   #6
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It is very cute. You should knit a little parrot for the baby's shoulder.
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it looks great!
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