I hope it’s worth waiting for

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Normally when I hear that a friend is having a baby I start thinking about what to knit and I usually have it done and delivered to the parents-to-be before the baby is born. It is my way of saying congratulations and to welcome the new little human to the world.

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Therefore it was quite hard when I realized earlier this year that I wouldn’t have time to finish this cardigan before for Sara’s little baby was born. I think I took it much harder than Sara did, she was very pragmatic and said that a sweater is much more needed in the fall than in the summer anyway. She’s right of course but that didn’t stop me from knitting the cardigan in cotton.

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When all wedding stuff was done I could finally get going on this. It was the first knitting I picked up, on the train to Stockholm on Monday August 3, and it didn’t take long before it was finished (unless a certain other knitting that will go on foreeeeeever). Obviously it wasn’t finished on that train ride but I made steady progress and it got done before I got tired of it.

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I quite like the pattern, it was interesting throughout once I got the hang of it and I’ve never knit cables like this.

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My favorite design feature are the long cables on each side of the button bands. I really like the look of it and I think this yarn really made it justice. Over all it was a good yarn for this pattern and I like how the cardigan turned out. I really hope little Ivar does too.

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Pattern: Silverfox by Lisa Chemery. Yarn: Drops Muskat from Garnstudio. Color: 77 Khaki.