Pattern: Jolene Cardigan by Jenny Watson
Yarn: Berroco Pima Colour 2266
Mods: Added 2 inches of length to the 51cm chest version.
Last year when we went to Ireland, Moose came in one day with a UK knitting magazine called Let’s Knit for me. It was sweet of him to pick it up for me. Most UK magazines are in a package and include freebies, this one was no exception. It contained a booklet called The Little Book of Baby Knits. I flipped through and immediately stopped when I saw the cutest little cardigan called the Jolene Cardigan. I knew then and there I wanted to knit it for T. I brought it home, it got tucked away on a shelf and I forgot about it.
It wasn’t until I began a search for some cute patterns to knit for a few friends that are pregnant that I remembered about it. I contemplated knitting it for a friend but knew that I wanted one for T before she grew out of the sizes. I had some Berroco Pima in my stash from a sale last year. It was such a happy colour I just couldn’t leave it behind….of course I had plans to make something for T with it.
Why I didn’t immediately cast on in the round is beyond me but I definitely regret it when it came time to sew it up. I spent more time seaming than I did actually knitting the entire cardigan. I finished off the seaming in Ireland with the hopes of being able to take some pictures while we were there.
I did get pictures but it didn’t really get the blocking it needed so I reblocked when we got home and took the pictures you see about which turned out much nicer.
Here are the pictures I did get in Ireland.
T’s favourite landmark at home was definitely Scrabo Tower. You can see it from many angles as you travel around the area and T’s little hawk eye would catch it every time and yell “There’s Scrabo Tower”, let it be noted that she started saying this with an Irish Accent.. sooo cute.
Around Scrabo Tower is the Scrabo Golf Club and Scrabo Country Park. You park at the golf course and then walk up to visit the tower. I didn’t want to go all the way up to the tower. I wanted it to be in the background of my pictures so we found a goat path off to the side and headed up to find the perfect spot.
Well we found the spot but when golf balls started landing around us we realized we were pretty close to a hole. We waited until the players started to walk down to the hole, lifted T up onto the green and started taking pictures. I literally only have a few moments to take them so they aren’t the greatest shots but I did get T with her Tower