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June 26, 2005

classic yoked baby cardigan

classic yoked cardigan from erika knight's "knitting for two"

knit project: knitting for two - classic yoked cardigan
difficulty (1-5): 2
size: 3-6 mo
yarn: dale of norway's baby ull in cream
knitting specs: US 5 cir.

sometimes, it takes more time to complete a project for babies than for adults and this project is definitely an example of that. i picked this cardigan to make for our friends coleman and kerri for its style is timeless and classic. also, it looks equally beautiful on a baby boy or girl. having said that, i am somehow secretly hoping that they are going to have a little girl. so i made the shawl collar version with pearl buttons. the result is quite satisfying.

for the most part, this is a pretty straight forward project and it goes pretty quickly after the never ending stockinette stitches. i used four balls of dale of norway's baby ull and i think the yarn is perfect for this cardigan. baby ull is very soft and springy, it is also machine washable, a definite plus for parents!

what i'd do differently the next time (if there's a next time!) would be knitting the upper front bands together with the front pieces than making them separately and sewing on later. the only thing i'll need to figure out first is the buttonhole positions!

a cream baby cardigan waiting to be worn!
details of the pearl button, shawl collar, waist gathering and my whispering pine label!!

Comments

I found your blog earlier today by randomly clicking on the list of SP5 participants. I love your work. The skirt looks great on you and the baby cardigan is adorable.I'll be checking your blog religiously from now on.

Such a lovely cardigan, the parents will love it for sure.

It is so beautiful. I really want to try this yarn. You picked the most perfect buttons...it is all so adorable. Congrats on a beautiful knit!

ah, that is gorgeous! congrats on a job well done.

Mmmm!!! Beautiful work! Don't you just LOVE Baby Ull?!?

I'll have to remember this pattern because it turned out really nicely. I love the color and the buttons - wonderful, what a lucky baby.

You do such a great job of photographing your knitting, and I am particularly inspired by this set of four detail photos together. If you don't mind, I'm going to copy you when I post some of my future knitting photos! I'll give you credit for the idea. Great FOs recently!

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