I’d almost forgotten how exciting it is to knit sweaters for the tiny humans. You cast on, knit for a few days and before you know it you’re casting off — it’s like the sweater knits itself. Now that’s instant gratification!
When Kiki announced one day that I had to knit her a blue sweater, my heart sang. I knew immediately that I wanted to knit her a Tiny Tea Leaves since I love my Tea Leaves Cardigan so much. She is too young to notice that we would be all matchy, matchy and so I picked out some lovely blue Tosh DK from my LYS and just began knitting.
Ahem…Knitting Police please note that I didn’t swatch before casting on. So, gauge swatch, smage smwatch!
This is a great cardi pattern for kids and there were just a couple of modifications I did –mostly to do with the button bands. I went down a needle size for the bands and knit a couple extra rows so that the buttons would sit in the centre instead of tugging at the buttonholes. I also added two extra stitches at the underarms.
Every little girl should have her own Tiny Tea Leaves, no? 🙂
Tiny Tea Leaves (Ravelry link)