Category: Langston

Happy 1 Year Birthday Sophia!

Sophia's cashmere sweater

The year has flown by so fast.  I swear time goes faster every year.  My precious daughter turned 1 this November.  I just had to knit her something special… and there’s nothing more special than 100% cashmere, right?

This quick little knit is called the Langston by Teresa Cole.  It is a top down raglan.  I made size 18 months, so it is actually a little big on her still, but since it’s a shrug-like cardi, I thought it would be great for the spring when she’ll be a little bigger and it’s a little warmer out.

The yarn is Jade Sapphire, 100% Mongolian Cashmere, always a dream to work with.  I always keep an eye out for PurlSoho’s sale yarns.  About twice a year they add cashmere to their 40% off sale yarn bin.  This project took two skeins and I had a little bit extra. 

The butterfly buttons were found at Yarn Dogs.  They have a great selection of buttons.  It’s amazing how buttons can change the whole look of a sweater.  The addition of butterflies on this sweater make me think of a woodland sprite.  They added just a touch of magic.

I didn’t do any modifications.  If I do it again, I would add more of a ruffle on the bottom and make the edging a little longer.  It curls up so easily and the ruffle was just so subtle on the soft cashmere.  I might enjoy making a longer one as well, but for two small skeins of yarn, this length was just right.  

My dear friend over at Quilt Otaku inspired me to do this project.  She made one for her niece with some handspun and it is gorgeous.  I highly recommend this project for that special little girl in your life, and for that special little bit of luxury yarn in your stash 🙂