This sweet little Vintage Cardigan is another test knit, this time from Helen of Need Designs. I made the 18 month size and really wish there was a fat little toddler in it because baby sweaters looked so much cuter modeled. It has nice cabled detail on the plackets and sleeves. This is a good cable to work your cable without a cable needle again, this technique will make the cables go pretty fast.
I love test knitting, especially the process of going through a pattern with the designer and fine tuning it for perfection! It's amazing to me how a young designer can make a little extra money putting her designs on Ravelry. I have seen a few designers do very well in a short time. Love that about the web.
I photographed the cardi on this old redwood garden furniture. We aren't sure if this ancient set adds jaunty character to a dark corner of the garden or if it just looks old and ratty. The moss and lichen, does this make it charming?