A wee cardi

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, I cast on a little cardi for a baby-to-be.

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And I finally finished it.

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It's for my sister's little girl, who was actually born at the beginning of autumn. I'd hoped to have it completed by her baby shower back in August, and I'd completed all of the body and part of one sleeve, but then I just lost all motivation on it. I can't think of a project that went slower than this one! It was so tedious, all that garter stitch. But I love the finished object and I think that it will still fit my niece. We're expecting something like a foot of snow tonight, so we still have plenty of sweater weather, fortunately.

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Pattern: Garter Stitch Baby Kimono by Joji Locatelli

Yarn: Knit Picks Telemark in Passion Heather (4 balls)

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I knit the 1-3 month size, but with a larger gauge. The final result is about a 3-6 month size. The sleeves are a bit short because I ran out of yarn, but I actually think they're going to be so cute as 3/4-length sleeves. The whole sweater is so lofty and thick, and beautifully stretchy.

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I'm just sorry I lost steam and didn't finish it sooner, because it ended up being so cute!