Spring peachick

I fell in love with a little cardigan after seeing a beautiful example on my Instagram feed.  It’s called the Peachick Eyes Cardigan.  I decided I must embrace some startitis and cast it on for Z immediately.  Luckily, I have plenty of sock yarn on hand, and this was done with only a moment’s consideration.  peachick-2I’m using leftover Colinette Jitterbug in Elephant’s Daydream.  I have two partial balls, totally about 126 grams.  I think that should be plenty for the 2 yr old size, and if it isn’t, I can always add an accent color for the bottom or button band and armbands.  It makes me a little sentimental to use this yarn, because I made Z’s first cardigan out of it.  peachickSo far this is a fun and fast knit.  I think she will be able to wear it some this spring, and layered with a long-sleeved t-shirt next fall and winter.  I didn’t swatch (shhhhh…), but just grabbed the size 3 needles and got to work.  If it ends up slightly too big because I’m a loose knitter, all the better!  That just makes for a longer wear time.  There’s also a matching adult version.  That might have to happen at some point to satisfy my unquenchable desire for matching mother/daughter knits.

10 thoughts on “Spring peachick

  1. I fell in love with it too and purchased immediately. Now to decide which little girl I know “needs” to have it! I have an over abundance of WIPs, so I will enjoy watching yours progress until I clear some of my backlog.

    • Many girls “need” to have it! Tons of the sizes can be made with a single skein of sock yarn if you do the short sleeved version. That’s a big plus. And short sleeves will work for more seasons for my kiddo.

    • I think it will be exciting when she understands that I’m making these things for her. I try to explain it sometimes, but I don’t think it clicks yet. I will be ultra excited when she can have input on the color or pattern choices.

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