I've gone knit crazy!! I think one can have greater problems than that though... ;)
This is the first garment I've knitted from an Italian pattern. It's a cardigan for a 3 months old baby so it'll fit my baby girl perfectly when the real summer heat arrives... ;) It's made in really soft baby merino wool and the pattern is from the Italian magazine "Lana & bimbi 40".
- As it started to take shape it seemed to me that the shoulders were too broad and that the front and back were a little short, like the proportions were a little off. It seems to me that it's typically Italian since a lot of baby clothes you buy here are like that. Or maybe Italian babies have wider shoulders... ?
- The ealstic border was terribly boring to make as they had to be finished off using a needle.
- In my collection of hundreds and hundreds of buttons I only found six that were exactly the same. If you look closely you can see that the top two are slightly bigger.
- I had some problems reading the pattern...
+ I love the colour! It's a little intense but it's like a naturally dyed colour.
+ It was a really good beginners pattern, except for the border, easy to knit.
+ When I sewed it together I stretched it a little bit at the waist to make it slightly wider there. That way I think it looks like jacket.
+ I learnt a lot of new words in Italian! :)
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