Hyacinth for Sophie

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Can you tell what Sophie’s favourite colour is? You guessed it! Sophie is our purple girl. Well, purple and turquoise, to be exact. Way back in the fall, Sophie requested that I knit her a cardigan, and I’m sheepish to say that I just sewed the buttons on to it this week. Yes, I am working on my procrastinating ways!

The Hyacinth Cardigan  is a fairly mindless knit. Top down knitting is always a prerequisite for knitting projects for our kids. Sew up side seams? Um, no thanks. Give me a pair of circular needles, and I’m a happy camper. The yarn is….Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted weight. Because I always buy Knit Picks WOTA. Okay, not always, but 99.9% of the time, my yarn shelves are stocked with the stuff. Thank you Big Sale!

I made the smallest ladies size for Sophie, because she is in that in-between stage where girls sizes are too small, and ladies sizes are too big. Excuse me while a take a moment to morn my little Sophie growing up. Oh my heart! How does it happen so fast? I knit her the smallest size (33), but really, I should have sized up. Yes, it’s a fitted little number, with 3/4 sleeves, but it could do with a tad more ease to allow for growth. Oh well. This truly is the nature of knitted garments. You don’t really know how it is going to fit until it’s done. I suppose that the smart ladies who take time to knit a swatch likely have a better idea of fit, but I’ll never claim to be in the same league as them.

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