Hello, I hope you've all had a good week, I'm back to show you the Gramps Cardigan that I was knitting for my nephew's first birthday.
Last time I spoke about this, I didn't have too much left to do, I wanted to finish it, ASAP, as it was his birthday the 1st June, not that he noticed that Aunty Deb hadn't bought him a present!!!
I absolutely love the style of it, perfect for a little boy but I did decide not to knit the shawl collar as written in the pattern and just did a V-Neck style cardigan. On Ravelry, I rated this as a medium on the difficulty rating as someone who hasn't done a raglan sleeve before, it wasn't the easiest knit I'd done. The cable pattern was easy enough to do until I had the whole cardigan on my needles, I had two charts to follow but also when you were decreasing both sides of the sleeves, you had to work out yourself the cable stitch pattern, once I did a few rows and knew what I was doing, it did get easier. When I got to the collar and read the pattern, again it didn't look straight forward so I decided to go with a V-Neck cardigan, I'm sure if I'd have given it a go I would have understood it but I just wanted to finish it and give it to him this week and I do like how the V-Neck looks.
Have a great weekend.