Monday, January 23, 2012

Knitted baby cardigan complete.

It's finished!

My first ever baby knit had the final button stitched on yesterday. This cardigan took me two weeks to make. The pattern is called "Fast Baby Cardigan" and is available on Ravelry here for free (you will need to make a Ravelry account to be able to access the pattern).

I am thrilled with the end result and I think it is the perfect size for a baby 3-6 months of age (I knitted the smallest size). As the parents are not finding out what they are having, I used a gender neutral coloured wool (Patons Dreamtime 8ply).

The only adjustment I made to the pattern was to replace the moss stitching with ribbed stitching as I like this look much better.

Next time I will definitely stitch in button holes, as the snaps were a little tricky to sew on.

I am thrilled with this result and I hope the mum-to-be will be too :-)

I think I can now add 'knitting' to my stitching repertoire!

Sam xox


  1. Aaaw, this is beautiful and I'm sure the parents will be thrilled! Your knitting is so good!

  2. Yey it's awesome! Well done :)

  3. Indeed you can add that to your repertoire!! Great job! I love knitting too. I'm working on a spring sweater that probably won't get done until winter, lol, but I liked the color....spring green. I'll wear it SOME spring!

  4. Very cute! Ravelry is the best knitting/crochet website ever invented. The patterns you can find there are just never ending.

  5. I am impressed :) This is such a lovely little cardi. I've never heard of Ravelry, so will have to visit. I can crochet, but despite the patient teaching of two grandmothers and a mother I have never perfected this skill :(