Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Two More Little Cardigans
Extra cute for a baby girl, this is the same size as the V neck version I made in blues and beige. It travelled with us on our trip away, so all I had to do when we came home last week was cut off all the tails.
As always, I enjoyed seeing how the colours would turn out. It will look great teamed up with dark pink or purple leggings.
I even managed to find buttons similar to those on the V neck cardigan, but in lavender and pink.
This cardy travelled with us too. It is in the next size larger, and definitely in the right colours for a baby that is busy crawling and getting grubby on the floor.
I was worried that the bright orange, yellow and green random yarn would look a bit loud. I'm sure the designer based the colours on fluorescent highlighters. Once it was matched with a dark green fleck it toned down and started looking a bit drab.
Once these amazing moss green buttons were on, though, the whole colour scheme fell into place.
Finally I am ready to start posting the instructions for these cardies. Stage 1 is going up this week!
If you want to get ready and start rummaging for wool, any soft yarn in a double knitting weight will be ideal. Three 50 gram balls should be enough. The knitting needles are UK old size 10 / 3.25mm / US size 3. For the long rows when I put all the pieces onto one needle for the raglan shaping, or for going round the V neck, I use two circular needles for the length.
If you really want to play with colour, try combining one random yarn with a fleck. The green cardigan is made with Sirdar Snuggly Rascal in Bean Bag and Sirdar Dapple in Enchanted Forest.
Or you can use two randoms and a fleck for the ribbing. The baby girl's jacket above is made in Sirdar Snuggly Crofter in Maypole (the colours are a little more muted in real life than in the photo), Sirdar Snuggly Rascal in Playtime, and Stylecraft Batik DK in Violet.
Keen knitters beware - all these beautiful colours to experiment with are seriously addictive.