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!
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.
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.
Bernat Baby Sport Ombre
Tiny Tulips colorway
0.09 skeins = 81.8 yds used
Bernat Baby Sport Solids
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. 🙂