At the end of my last post, I eluded to a new project I had just started. I even included a rather vague photo. Well, still no sign of Ella, so I got quite a bit of knitting done over the weekend.
I’m making the very popular Coffee Bean Cardigan in the smallest size (3 months). And why not? Worsted weight yarn, raglan shaping, and stripes = quick, easy, and super cute! I’ve made this pattern twice before so this time I knew what I wanted to tweak:
Skipped the neck ribbing and did a provisional cast on so I can add a hood.
Casted on an extra 5 stitches on each side rather than picking up button band stitches at the end. Worked them in seed stitch and added yarn over buttonholes on every 6th MC row.
6 rows of Main Color
2 rows of Contrasting Color
Went down two needle sizes for ribbing because my other two sweaters had sloppy ribbing (in my opinion).
Tapered the sleeves because they end up quite boxy and baggy. Decreased two stitches (k2tog and ssk) on the 6th round of the MC stripes, 3 times total (28 stitches left). Then knit the rest of the sleeve and ribbing to the proper length.
I’ve just started the hood today. Here’s hoping it turns out as cute as I picture it in my head.