So it's finally finished - The In Threes cardi. I'm SO GLAD that it fits the girl. And a bit amazed.
It's in Bendigo Alpaca (Inca colour - which is a gorgeously subtle mix of rose, plum, blue and gold). The yarn was thinner and knitted up better on smaller than the recommended needles. I wanted to make it on the large side (to last more than one season on the growing-like-a-weed kid).
Too lazy to do a swatch to check gauge, I GUESSED that it'd need more stitches (so picked a random number...like I was some sort of expert who knew all about gauge!) and threw in a few extra rows of knitting here and there.
I omitted the garter stitch detail on the sides and added an extra-wide band at the bottom. I made four buttonholes instead of three.
Despite Alpaca being a bit more prickly than wool, the model refused to wear anything but a very thin, collarless long-sleeved T-shirt for the photo shoot. I'd say she was a fashionista who puts style before comfort, but the theory falls flat when you look at the dinosaur slippers. Gotta love four-year-olds and all their willful contradictions (heaven knows, there's no fighting them!).
I have no idea where this one gets all her free-forming, rule-breaking ways.....
(BTW - The buttons are not so bright in real life, but still, they will be changed when I find something better).