Putting brown and green granddaddy colours together for a baby boy's cardigan has been very entertaining. One minute you might be thinking the whole effect will be post-war drabness, the next minute you are in fits of giggles imagining a toddler at an agricultural show getting excited at seeing the lambs. It is definitely the country boy look.
After making the pink V necked cardigan and getting into a slight mess by misplacing the shaping for the neck, this time I decided not to wing it, and plan in advance.
All went according to plan, and the shaping worked so that I ran out of stitches on the two front pieces when the neck was the right width.
On the back I needed to carry on the raglan shaping through the neck band until casting off.
Old fashioned buttons complete the look.
Now I am ready for either a boy or a girl, with the next baby in the family due next week!
Also, I am well on the way to writing up my first knitting pattern for babies' cardigans, in three sizes, with options for round or V necks. I just have to finish knitting all six cardies first.