Greenpoint Cardigan: Battle of the Sexes

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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.DSC_000121
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. DSC_000711
I also added some fun to the back of the girl one, and some elbow patches for the boy.DSC_00221
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).
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Love these kiddos.collage41

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