Thursday, December 06, 2007

Easy Baby Cardigan

Since I can't seem to ever finish knitting a pair of socks, I am puting my sock yarn stash to good use. I had posted about this work in progress cardigan a while ago, but it has been sitting here with only one sleeve. I think that I have problems knitting things in pairs. I get bored and move onto new things. I finally picked it up and finished it. Perhaps, the gestation ticker (on the right of the blog) is putting some pressure on me. The pattern is as easy as the name suggest. It's all worked in one piece and there is no seaming. I love the yarn, the color and how it turned out. I made the 6 month size and I still have yarn leftover. A pair of booties are coming soon.Instead of knitting 3 rows of garter stitch, I purled 3 rows for the end of the sleeve. I also picked up 14 stitches for the sleeves because the number on the pattern didn't seem right.
I recently bought some baby sized hangers at Target. It's so cute seeing the baby clothes hanging in the closet.

Pattern: Easy Baby Cardigan(free pattern) by Diane Soucy
Yarn: 1 skein Duet Sock Yarn (original DK weight) Color: Lavender Delight
Needles: US 7/4.50mm DPN's and Circ's
Size: 6 months
Mods: I picked up 14 stitches for the sleeves and purled the 3 rows at the end instead of garter stitch.

23 comments:

Kirsten said...

Adorable!!!

Rebekah said...

so cute and so adorable! loving the yarn on this!

Micki said...

So sweet! What a great use for sock yarn.

rohanknitter said...

That looks familiar! I love it in that yarn/colorway. I had to pick up more stitches when I did mine too, I couldn't imagine that was the right number.

Danielle said...

I love purple for my daughter! It's such a fun cute cardigan you made, I bet you'll use it a lot for your new baby!

Jennie said...

Too cute, I love purple.

flanthrower said...

love it! always forget that sock yarn makes for lovely baby sweaters.

Di said...

Looks like a great pattern! And thay reminds me I still haven't bought any baby hangers- You're right, they look so cute!

one wining wench said...

So cute! As ever your knitting looks picture perfect. Very impressed.

John said...

I hear ya, girl, about the second sock boredom. It sets in hardcore. That cardigan is darling. And how is Napoleon???

Felicia said...

Oh, its adorable!

Susan said...

That will look so cute on a baby, I can just see it now. Good work.
susan

Marianne said...

Very,very cute !

Natalie said...

Beautiful!

handknit168 said...

so sweet and lovely baby cardigan. I like the lavender colour.

opportunityknits said...

It's adorable! I love baby knits!

amandajean said...

it's oh-so-cute! good for you for using the stash. :)

Allegra said...

Very cute! Did it take only one skein? I think I should use up some of my sock stash in this way too! I love how baby clothes look hung up in the closet too!

Oiyi said...

allegra- Yes, it only take one skein.

JL said...

oh very cute, nice colour too. wont it be nice to have a set, go go go, finishup the socks...

kawaii crafter said...

adorable cardigan, love the colors

joyce said...

lovely! --
i should be sending your gift soon!

Chickengirl said...

oh gosh so exciting, one more month to go. There is something really adorable about baby clothes on cute little hangers.

haha thanks for the link for the chicken ceramics etsy seller, I've never seen them before! Funny how they have a whole section dedicated to them!!