Clam Digger

Pattern: Clam Digger by Melissa Schaschwary

Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in colour 05 and 001

Mods: I did the same number of rows per stripe througout the whole cardigan.

Just before Christmas I was cleaning out my WIP basket trying to get everything finished up when T happened upon her clam digger cardigan in progress.

She asked me if I could finish it up because she loves it and its “beauty full”. Well that was all it took to light a fire under my butt to finish it off. I only had the sleeves to go and once I started they were on and off the needles in no time.

You may recognize Clam Digger as being the child’s version of Cattails that I knit this summer. I lived in that cardigan all summer and well into the Fall and hopefully she will be the same way. T runs on the hot side 99% of the time so I think this cardigan will get a lot of use even this Winter as it is light and airy.

 I love the wide textured trim in a tweedy yarn on this one.

It turns a plain cardigan into something a bit more special.

As you can tell we went from deep freeze temps yesterday to a gorgeous sunny day today that is melting the snow and ice. I took full advantage and did a mini photo shoot. With the winter we have been having it is hard to say when we will get another day like this. There is currently a freezing rain warning for tonight and tomorrow…..

Today we are enjoying the outdoors as much as possible because tomorrow we probably won’t be able to walk on any of it.

16 thoughts on “Clam Digger

  1. Gorgeous cardigan and gorgeous on your daughter. Don’t you love when FO shots become memories? No one loves posing in my home, but they see it as a duty to help me “finish” a knit. It is a great opportunity for me to capture a time in their lives that would otherwise be lost.

  2. What a lovely cardigan. Your daughter is such a pretty little thing – I can’t believe how much she has grown since I’ve been absent in the blogsphere. How old is she now?

  3. Oh that is super cute. I am halfway through knitting a Cattails for my sister’s birthday present. It is knitting up surprisingly quick.

  4. oh goodie! I’d loved these colors on your project page and was waiting to see it finished.

  5. Like everyone else said, just gorgeous! I really like how you elevated this simple striped sweater by using tweed. And seems like T knows her stuff. (:

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