But in short, it's a cardigan. It's a pattern I have knit before and really liked. And I had a friend that needed a baby sweater. With yarn I had on hand that fit the pattern, and a fun idea, I set to work.
And it came out beautifully.
A couple of quick thoughts just in case I need reminding later:
- Slipped selvedges make a very nice edge, but may not be strictly necessary or advantageous if you're going to seam it anyway. Use a stockinette or garter edge for more points of attachment.
- Stripes are awesome. Stripes have a ton of ends. Use stripes sparingly, or get a self-striping yarn.
- Leaving longer ends than normal at the edges of the stripes was a very good idea and made finishing the project a lot easier.