This is the third time I’ve made the Antler Cardigan by Tin Can Knits, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. This is such a sweet and easy pattern- I made the whole thing in just a bit over a week of evenings…and not very hardcore evenings either- I also read a book and went to bed reasonably early. I’m glad I got it done so quickly because we went from the hottest day of the summer to feeling like fall in a matter of three days.
I had a few balls of Wool of the Andes in the Cadet colorway in my stash and it worked up perfectly for this pattern on size 6 needles. I’ve said so before, but I really never cease to be impressed by Wool of the Andes. It is SO CHEAP and works up so nicely, and I really like the way it feels. I’m sure some people wouldn’t put it on a baby, but neither of my babies have protested it and demanded something softer. I cut the buttons off a shirt that I was tired of, and the result is a charming little baby knit for about six bucks…plus a week of quality entertainment!
I knew from prior experience that this pattern runs super small, so I went ahead and knit the 1-2 year size for my 8th percentile 8-month-old. I shortened the sleeves only slightly and opted to leave them a bit long so that Peter can cuff them stylishly until his next growth spurt, which we are assuming will happen shortly given his recent intake of oatmeal and peanut butter.
Peter is such a sweetie, and gosh I’m glad it’s feeling autumnal out because I just can’t wait to fill his drawers with clothes befitting such a charming little fellow.