after many, many knitted scarves and hats, i’m finally brave enough to venture to sweaters. well, maybe not a full-fledge sweater… i’m making a Tater’s cotton cardigan for aina — yep, toddler size (he he), so it’s faster and probably easier, too.
there are so many new things i have to learn in order to do this new project:
- this is the first time i’m doing a project by left-handed knitting (continental style). i learned this technique from the internet a few days ago (from this video), and loved it. it’s faster, it’s easier and it’s so similar to crochet, which what i’m more familiar with.
- this is the first time i’m using circular needles. now that i can knit continental style, i think i’ll be using circular needles more often. it’s just easier to carry around!
- i’ll have to use double pointed needles (DPN) to make the sleeves, and i’ve never used those before. so, again, it will be another first-time for me. i’m currently watching the video and reading the Stitch Diva Studios tutorial and practicing on cheap yarn.
i can’t wait to master all these things… maybe i can start knitting socks, soon (i’m always intimidated with sock-making)! woohoo!
anyways, i have a hunch the cardigan may end up too big for aina. the smallest measurement is size 2 with 21-inch chest. aina’s chest is only 19 inches, and since the nearby store doesn’t have 3.5mm knitting needle, i had to use my 4mm needle, which makes the cardigan even bigger.
oh well, she’ll grow, right?
Well, she is definitely growing up and lucky to have Wonder Mom like you 🙂
aww, thank you, yen… so sweet of you 🙂