Hoorah! another red school cardigan under my belt. I like to make the girls at least one each every year. I have posted about them before here. It has taken a while because I have had to do it in small stages with a niggly knitting shoulder.
My girls never lose their school cardigans because they don't look like anyone else's, other children don't pick them up by mistake and I always add one of my labels for good measure.
This one is from Sirdar Seaside Babes. I made it with one ball of 400g WI Aran soft and smooth acrylic which was £10 but I have have some left over. I thought it was DK so it has knit up really nicely on 4mm needles. This is new yarn for me which was a delight to knit with so I am hoping it stands up to weekly washing. Hopefully no more shrinking like the beautiful sublime one I did!
I have been making lots of things for other people of late so I think it is time to cast on my new GREEN jumper next.
It is not the turn of Little M to have a new cardigan so I used some red gingham left from a school skirt I made for Big Sis last year to make a batch of scrunchies and a more comfortable watch strap for her with elastic. I love this tutorial which I have used many times. I am also joining in with Karen at 'did you make that' in the #ginghamalong