The size question has been answered once and for all. The spring autumn leaves toddler cardi I thought I was making is, in fact, sized for an infant… and a not-very-big one at that!
The length was, of course, up to me, as the cardi is knit from the top down and I could make it as long as I wanted and/or had yarn for… and I still have 3+ skeins of it left. No, the deciding factor was the circumference around the chest, under the arms. That measurement: 16 inches, so it definitely won’t fit a toddler… or even a larger baby.
I finished the knitting a couple of days ago and let it marinate, while I tried to figure out what buttons to use. Here are the final four possibilities, posed on the sweater, of course:
Each of the buttons is 1/2″, I believe.
I ruled out the pearly ones pretty quickly, as they feel rather more “old lady” than “baby girl.” The hubs thought they were not quite right either, given the probable recipient’s fashion sense and lifestyle.
I almost used the round ones that match the cardi’s color so perfectly, but finally decided I wanted the buttons to “pop” and not blend, so they were out.
That left the metallic hearts and the darker green hearts. I went back and forth on it several times, unable to decide.
Which did I choose?
See for yourself:
I still have half a skein of this yarn left from the two I allocated for this sweater, so I’ll probably make booties or a hat to accompany the cardi… once I find a pattern that would suit. Any ideas?