Thursday, November 22, 2007

Knitting: Toddler Zipper Cardigan

My paternal grandmother knit a bunch of zippered cardigans for my siblings and me when we were little. I don't know that I loved mine at the time but I really love them now! Mine was red. My brother had a brown one. I can't remember the other colors. The yarn was wash-and-wear polyester and a pretty chunky weight. Very versatile for having on hand in case of a chill.

I decided I wanted to do something like that for Audrey and found this pattern from Paton's for their Melody yarn on JoAnn's website, which is appropriately chunky but also soft. It looks like something I'd want to wrap myself in.
I really like the ribbing at the hems and around the hood. I had to play with the propportions a bit as the hood seemed a bit small.
I hope Audrey will like wearing this as much as I like the idea of her wearing it--always the challenge!


Kathy said...

I love this sweater and just bought a couple of balls of the Paton's Melody and can't find any patterns. Was the pattern in a book or a leaflet?

You have a great blog!


Anneliese said...

Hi Kathy, I can't find this pattern online anywhere anymore. I found it on Joann's website and it was a Red Heart pattern. If you send me your email I have a few ideas for locating it. Thanks.

Bonnie Johnson said...

Love this sweater! Can't find the pattern anywhere. Can you direct me to where I could find it?

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