I just finished knitting a sweet little baby cardigan for a friend of mine. She’s expecting a little boy, and I am so excited for her.
It’s not quite as blue as the color above, but it’s not quite as light as the photograph below.
This is a free pattern called Easy Baby Cardigan by Diane Soucy. I didn’t have a sweet 6 month old baby to model this on so Winkie The Rock Star Bear served as my model.
I love this little hood!
It has little ties on the front instead of buttons or a zipper. At first, I wasn’t sure what I thought about the ties in this pattern, but I really like them. They are really easy to just quickly tie once you slip the cardigan on. I actually crocheted them as a simple chain. You could also do an i-cord if you wanted to.
This is actually the second time that I made this cardigan. I started knitting again when Davey was about a year old. I made a scarf or two, then some houseshoes, and then I decided I wanted to knit Davey a sweater.
It’s a great first sweater pattern. It’s really easy, although it was much easier for me this second time around. The first time I made it, I didn’t know about simple things like slipping a marker (SM) or slipping a first stitch. It seemed like I knitted and knitted and knitted forever before I got the back done. It turned out nice though, and Davey wore it quite a bit.
He was about 11 months old here and had just started walking I think.
I made both of these with Little Lehigh Kraemer yarn. It’s a 55/45 acrylic cotton blend, and it’s really nice to knit with.
Gosh, Davey sure is a little tot in these pictures!