Who in their right mind knits a cardigan for a 7 year old in Rowan Lace Weight?
Well, I’ve never claimed to be in my right mind!
And to give credit where it’s due, I took Button yarn shopping at John Lewis and this was the only yarn she would give the time of day to.
I love a girl who knows her mind. Expect, of course, when her mind is telling her that 7.30pm is too soon to go to bed. Then we’ll beg to differ!
But back to the knitting. Fledgling is the small person’s version of Hannah Fettig’s much loved Featherweight cardigan. I loathed knitting every single stitch of it! It’s laceweight knit on 4mm needles and is a slippery, pesky, tiresome knit.
But look at it! It’s worth every hateful stitch.
It’s the perfect throw on topper for cooler spring days.
It goes with most of her wardrobe (if we ignore the One Direction and girly superhero stuff…which I usually do (sorry Nana!) but Button beelines to, and who am I to argue?).
And it passes the Button wearability test. Which is always the most important one.
I must, at this point, insert the caveat that this hatefulness is purely subjective because I loathe and detest knitting laceweight on (relatively) big needles. The pattern itself is delightful. So much so that this is my second time out with this pattern. The first incarnation, in white, was a foolish project born of hope triumphing over experience. And common sense. It didn’t last long enough to be photographed before being destroyed by a large and immoveable stain of unknown origin.
This version is holding up to the trials of small peeps. It’s been worn several times and is still intact. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll won’t have to knit this again until she grows out of it!
A girl can hope. Right?