I just finished my Helena Cardigan. It has been sitting in my Ravelry queue for what seems like forever. This was a really quick knit. I loved the construction and how easily it was to knit it from the top down. I also fell in love with the picot hemmed edge. Such a nice finished look. I opted not to use the ties and instead used buttons with overcast button loops. The pattern calls for size 6 and size 2 needles… I just have to say, NEVER will I knit a dk on size 2s EVER again. It is just tooo tight. I switched to size 3 for the sleeve edging and the button band and was much happier with the way it knit.
I really loved the knit picks Cot Lin. I had never knit with it before, but have been toying with using it for an adult sweater for some time. I was worried as I had used the knit picks shine before and not been happy with the results. Now that I have done this sweater, I feel much better about knitting an adult size in it.
To sum things up. I really loved knitting this sweater and the way it turned out. I will definitely keep it in my arsenal for baby gifts.