This was a last minute make for my youngest granddaughter's second birthday. It was a last minute decision because I wasn't sure I wanted to do another knitting project so soon after finishing the epic lace top. But you know how it is - the pattern, Sublime 6008 Little Rose cardigan, was calling to me (it is so, so cute) and given that the largest size in the pattern is 2-3 years this may be one of my last opportunities to use it.
This is a great pattern, it was an easy project that took only a week to make and I highly recommend it. If you are a relative beginner itching to move on from knit and purl stitches you will, I am, sure enjoy this pattern. The only additional stitches used are knit 2 together (k2tog), purl 2 together (p2tog) and yarn forward (yfwd). If you should need a little help with the stitches there are plenty of visual how to dos on You Tube.
I used a button and yarn from my stash, 150g x Robin double knitting. The total cost was less than £5. After my last knitting project using lace yarn this knit up really quickly and at first the difference in thickness of yarn made my feel as if I was knitting in chunky wool - very strange.
I knit the largest size, 2-3 years, using 3.25 mm and 2.75 mm needles which, although much smaller than the 4 mm stated in the pattern, gave the best tension for the pattern.
It's always good to use up stash, but I do have a slight regret that I did not use the yarn recommended for the pattern, Sublime cashmere, merino and silk double knitting - it would of looked beautiful. However the cost would have been nearer to £25 - which I find hard to justify.
This is the pattern.