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Arlo Cardigan

Pattern:  Arlo
Book:  Brooklyn Tweed BT Kids
Materials: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash - Bamboo heather
Amount: 6 skeins = 660.0 yards (603.5 meters), 300 grams
Needles: US 5 - 3.75 mm US 7 - 4.5 mm
Cost: ~$24.00
Notions: Buttons
Size: 6
Start Date: Nov. 12, 2014
Finish Date: Feb. 10, 2017

It took three efforts to complete this cardigan. I had a really hard time learning the new techniques at the beginning. In the middle effort, I made a lot of headway really fast, but then abandoned the project near spring as is apparently my habit with knitting. I picked it up again last winter and finished it off. It's a miracle it still fit him!

I was pretty happy with it in general, but after completing this cardigan in a more economical yarn, I think I might see now why it may not be a good idea to go frugal on an important project like this one was for me. The collar doesn't stay rolled and the sweater as a whole is really spring-y. As a result, it tends to start sagging after a while. The shoulders seem like they start sliding down and I'm constantly adjusting it on him when he wears it. : (  Not happy with that part after the effort I put into it. This is my biggest knitting project I've done. I had already purchase a bunch more Knit Picks yarn for some more BT Kids patterns but I'm not so eager to do them now. I'll have to wait till next fall and see how I feel about it then.

It is a really cute cardi though. Of course, I couldn't help myself and copy-catted the suspenders! LOL.

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