Lauren and I were yarn hoarding at our LYS that was closing and she found this adorable cardigan pattern. It’s the Jump for Joy Hoodie from Universal Yarns. It uses Cotton Supreme Batik cotton yarn by Universal Yarn. There are a ton of color combinations available. I used the color “Navy Salute”. The yarn is so soft and cozy! Love it!
Lauren knows crochet and some knitting. She started this cute cardigan and when she got to shaping the sleeve portion, kinda got hung up there. I finished it for her. It was an easy and quick project. (Did anyone notice I did a button band?). As long as instructions are included, I can do almost anything. When they just tell me to add a button band however I like, then I get caught up.
I had just finished watching Knit Stars 2.0 from Loops, particularly the class from Steven Be. He was talking about mistakes in knitting. He was talking about how mistakes are okay, and it adds to the ambience of knitting. Not his exact words, I’m paraphrasing. So, I was finishing this cardigan for Lauren and got to the hoodie. I made a mistake on the top of the hoodie. Where the dark blue starts on the hoodie, there is a garter ridge row and it should be stockinette throughout. I thought, “Well, it will add character. I will try and change my perfectionism and just “go with it”.”
I am so disturbed by my mistake!!! I can’t believe I left it there! Lauren was knitting her first baby outfit for her little boy, and I left a mistake in it. I was so aggravated at myself. What was I thinking? Why on earth, would I leave a big mistake like that where everyone can see it. It wasn’t even my project, it was Lauren’s. Ugh! No more “just go with it” for me.
You can see my mistake well here. That garter ridge is not supposed to be there.
Other than my mistake of my own doing, I absolutely LOVE this cardigan. I think I will make a couple more for fall. Actually, I’d like to make one for myself. I love all things hooded. I have no idea why. I just do. Maybe it’s the casual nature of a hooded garment.
Here are just a few color combinations of the Cotton Supreme Batik yarn from Universal Yarns. I couldn’t fit all of them in the picture. There are even more colors available.