200 g wool, stone grey (ishi / 石 = stone) a few simple cables and three wooden buttons. A grown up sized cardigan with cropped sleeves made for my seven-year-old. It was about time for me to try cables, hopefully I’ll do more in the near future!
Name of the pattern: 七分そでのカーディガン, page 29 Hand Knit Story おでかけにっと vol.1, ISBN 978-4-418-10127-6
... is what I wrote back at the beginning of September on my ravelry project page for this cardigan.
It was a very quick knit, took only about five days, quite easy and fun.
The result was lovely, I thought. But on my daughter's side the love for this cardigan didn't last long - in fact she wore it only twice. For the photo shoot and once to school, after that it was completely neglected, due to "those odd sleeves". She's not fond of cropped sleeves then.
A version with longer sleeves was wished for... so I gave away this one to a friend's three year old daughter and started afresh. Hopefully finished soon because I have new yarn for myself and want to make a cardigan with a snuggly, cozy collar, because the one I have been making back in September is way to airy around my neck now...
Oh those girls, always wishing for what they don't have!
The button is a again a slice of our little Christmas Tree from four years ago and the black velvet (no pattern) skirt was made of a sample curtain I bought for 100 Yen at Yuzawaya ages ago. Here a picture which shows the skirt a bit better.
Edit: Totally forgot about the mentioned three buttons...
The cardigan initially had three buttons, but I found they caused too much disturbance to the border which has a vertical ribbing. One larger button and one loop looked much better to me.