Sep 28, 2012

Jump for Fall FO: Isaiah's Bean Cardigan

While I've been knitting away at my two adult-sized pullovers, it's been a real joy to knit something in miniature!

Cascade 220 in Camel, Wool of the Andes in Currant

The Little Coffee Bean Cardigan pattern is super easy and super quick which was just what I needed. My other projects are much more labor intensive, either because of their size or because of the more complicated stitch patterns so turning to this cardigan was a great respite.


My Isaiah's Bean Cardigan had to be modified as I was committed to knitting from my stash.  I had to resort to knitting the bottom and front ribbing and bottom sleeves in the currant colorway and while I would have preferred to follow the pattern exactly, I think the cardigan looks adorable.


With only a little bit of the currant colorway left, I couldn't resist knitting a baby hat to complete the ensemble!  I can't wait to gift this to my dear friend (even though this gift is months overdue!).

18 comments:

  1. Wonderful work being thrifty and working with what you have stashed. Such an adorable project too. I think that all baby clothes should be cheerfully striped just like that. Your friend is sure to adore it!

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  2. So cute! I love babies in hats. A couple years ago my SIL asked me to make a hat for my niece (I can't believe she's a toddler already!) and I ended up making about 5, LOL!

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  3. It looks great!!! Too bad I don't have a little boy anymore... ;)

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  4. SO CUTE! I love wee stripes, it feels so satisfying as you whip them out!

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  5. That's a great cardigan for a baby! What a lucky friend you have!

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  6. I've only knit a baby sweater once, but I can imagine how satisfying it would be to make something so nice, so quickly. And it really is lovely.

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  7. Hi Evelyn, fantastic cardie and beanie set! So sweet and I love the colours too.
    Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at: http://isawyoudancing.blogspot.com.au/p/blogtoberfest-2012.html
    And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
    Kat xxx

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  8. Oh Evelyn-this is such a sweet set and gift to give! <3 You are such a beautiful knitter and even when you play yarn chicken, your mods totally look like they are part of the written pattern.
    Hope you have a super Saturday~~
    *smiles*

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  9. Very fine work indeed, the colors work so well together...again you have a great eye for it! Your friend is going to love it...and the baby will be quite in style wherever they go...adorable!

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  10. I absolutely love the colors! And so great that you were able to stashbust as well. Sorry I haven't been keeping up lately with your blog I will definitely try harder!

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  11. So cute! I love how you modified the pattern in order to use up stash yarn. The little matching hat is icing on the cake!

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  12. I made a coffee bean also (in rose and peach colors--so it doesn't look like a coffee bean). Yours looks great!

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