Sunday, 17 November 2019
Tiny Size Baby Cardigan
This is the tiny version of the baby cardigan that I have made in several sizes. This should fit a newborn.
This isn't exactly my favourite shade of blue, probably because it is the colour of my primary school uniform. It's not that I didn't like school, but seeing royal blue day in day out from the ages of five to eleven was enough to last me a lifetime. This blue yarn was in with a reduced pack that included some rather more interesting colours that I have already used up.
The random orange was a tiny oddment left over from the orange and green cardy I finished in the summer. It was just enough for four stripes across the chest and over the shoulders.
As for the buttons, I already had these orange and blue butterflies, which I had put aside waiting for the right project. They liven up the plain blue button band, and look really sweet.
I had a real doughnut moment making this one. It wasn't until finishing the raglan shaping that I realised that the sleeves have a different number of stitches to each other. Also, the back of the neck dips a little too far down for my liking. I shall have to rethink the pattern for this size, and perhaps I should force myself to plan ahead on paper once in a while. Not that the future owner of this little cardy will care, nor his mum.
Talking of owners, my niece has sent me a picture of her little baby girl in the Little Miss Marple cardigan. It was lovely to see such a snug and happy baby!