The Monkey Cardigan is complete. Two weeks of looking after a poorly baby seriously ate into my knitting time (bronchiolitis and a horrid cold - definitely on the mend now thank goodness).
Started: 31st January 2011
Finished: 1st March 2011
Pattern: The basic pattern for the cardigan is Surtsey. Knit in the largest size (12-18 months) but on 3.5mm needles with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, a sport rather than fingering weight yarn. It has a chest measurement of 24" - a little big on Thomas who will be 8 months next week, but not so big he can't wear it. The ribbed yoke means it will hopefully fit for a good while yet as well.
The monkeys are adapted from the Sleepy Monkey Blanket. I copied the monkey design into an excel sheet and then filled in the gaps so it fit in with the stitch count on Surtsety. I'm rather pleased with the results.
The chimp buttons came from Poppy's in York.
Thomas seems to like it too. He was just about up for a modelling session earlier this morning.
And he brought his favourite monkey along for company.