She Knits: Cutesy Cardi

I have a pen-pal whom I’ve been writing to for 6 years. She had her first baby last December. I started a blanket for her last fall, but ran out of one color in the stripe sequence. The yarn is discontinued, so I can’t buy more. I knit up this little cardigan, instead. I really love how it looks, so am actually glad the blanket didn’t work out!

Progression
Started — January 24
Completed — January 29
Duration — 5 days = 0.7 weeks

Having not knit any baby items in a while, I forgot how quickly they work up.

Pattern Info
Design H – Cardies (short sleeve) by Sirdar Spinning Ltd.
Sirdar 377, Baby Crofter

This is from the same booklet as Sprout’s Winter Cardigan. I made it short-sleeved in the 0-6 month size, so hopefully the sweet girl can wear it this spring.

I had trouble with the ruffly edging. I couldn’t get it to work with the numbers given in the pattern. I ended up casting on 3 times the number of stitches needed for row 2, then working (knit 1, cast-off 2) across the row. It gave the same ruffly effect as intended.

Yarn Info
Bernat Baby Sport Ombre
100% acrylic
Tiny Tulips colorway
0.09 skeins = 81.8 yds used

Bernat Baby Sport Solids
100% acrylic
White
0.03 skeins = 28.7 yds used

I used this yarn I had in my stash that was left from a few other projects. It is machine washable and softens nicely in the first wash. I like the effect the pastel ombre gives to the yoke — almost looks like fair isle, to me. And the white body toned down the baby pastel look nicely.

I used some vintage buttons from the stash I inherited from my grandmother. The top one is a little heart. 🙂

Photos

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