Striped Baby Cardigan

by tolmema on March 16, 2014

Stripes have been my thing recently, and newborn babies. With these two things on the brain, I was inspired to create something – a tiny baby cardigan with raglan sleeves.

Striped Baby Cardigan | tolmema

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This sample was hard to transfer from head to hand. I was determined to use what I had in my stash, which made things much more difficult. I also frogged it several times: first because I couldn’t decide whether I wanted a sweater or cardigan; then I was struggling with jogless stripes in the round; then the colors pooled in a not-so-attractive way; and finally, the different weights of yarn I had chosen made the fabric pucker oddly.

After countless swatches I finally found the right combo. The white is Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool and the colored stripes are Noro Kureyon.

I decided to go with a bottom-up approach for this item, for no particular reason other than I was in an exploratory mood and wanted to try that method. I also knit the sleeves flat and seamed them together at the end (another new practice).

Striped Baby Cardigan | tolmema

I used buttons from my stash. Most of my buttons are tiny, so I felt quite lucky to find enough that were the right size and complemented the colors of the cardigan.

Striped Baby Cardigan | tolmema

Overall, I’m quite happy with the finished item! I have a few small changes to make for the next sample, but I made some great progress towards creating a new pattern.

Striped Baby Cardigan | tolmema

 

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