The little brown cardigan has been temporarily put aside for cooler weather so here is yet another make-it-up-as-you-go-along cardigan, this time in Tivoli Cruise 100% cotton DK (white and navy blue).
I was inspired by a wonderful dusky blue and white stripey top that Stashlet has, and while the cardigan's blue does not come close to the inspirational blue, it does satisfy my need for stripes. I've probably said it before but babies and stripes are made for eachother..
I was in need of a quick fix so I knitted two strands together using 5mm needles for cuffs, waist band and neck band in garter stitch, and 6mm needles for the stocking stitch body. The ball band says 22st x 30 rows on 5mm needles (for a single strand) and my tension was 14st and 20 rows.
I'm not entirely sure about the garter stitch cuffs and hem, and as with the brown cardi, the cuffs could be a little bigger, but apart from that I'm happy with it. Also as with the brown cardi (which I forgot to mention) the sleeves are a bit on the long side and have been turned back, but I'm ok with that as I want this cardi to last a while. Oh, and the red zip was a last minute bit of divine inspiration which I think works rather well.