Great googly moogly I think these two are my favorite Greenpoint Cardigans so far. I’m not a super girly girl, but I can’t get enough of those floral appliques and pink trim. I would say it’s my favorite, but then there’s that navy and gray and the anchor and the elbow patches…let’s call it a tie.
Things I did differently: I added some trim in the sleeve seams. It has the look of piping but it’s pipe-less. The girl one is made from sweatshirt fleece and it sewed up like a dream. This pattern really does well with stable knits. Which leads me to the boy one, which is made entirely from rib knit (which I say not to do in the pattern, but I did anyway) and it was not as fun to sew. Still easy, but it was nearly impossible to keep the seams from curling.
Speaking of that boy, a big shout out to my neighbor’s son who was such a good sport to model for me (and hello – gorgeous!). True story: I asked if he could wear jeans, and it turned out he didn’t own any. I love this climate. I am so screwed when we get back to a place with winter. At least I’ll get to go on major shopping sprees for my kids, who also own zero or one pair of jeans (with holes in the knees).