Cardigan For Esra

Its been such a busy few months leading up to Christmas. Like most fiber artists I felt the pressure. Even though I didn't have any commissions this year, I consistently sold out two items on my Etsy faster than I could make them. Not that I'm complaining, this a great problem to have!


So now I am making something for my baby girl. I LOVE to match outfits with her. Like many moms, I practically live in my cozy cardigan from fall till spring. I tried to find a matching cardigan for her but just couldn't find any that I liked. So I did what fiber artists do. I headed to the craft store, fell in love with about 20 different yarns, and finally chose the perfect one.


I have never used tencel yarn before, but it was right next to my trusty cotton yarn and sooooo soft. It was suggested for garments, is machine washable and dryable so I decided to give it a try! I used a 5.5 mm hook and just under two skeins of this.


First I made a back panel the width of Esra's shoulders and the length to her hips. Then a made two front panels half the width of the back panel. I slip stitched the pieces together, leaving generous armpit holes and about half of the shoulders. Then I crocheted arm pieces directly to the cardigan, made ribbing along the cuffs and hem, and a border around it all. I am so happy with how it turned out!


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