A Little Cardigan

jenjoycedesign©a little cardigan

Hi folks. What you see here is the progress of a baby cardigan!  I do not really know what I am doing, and will have to soon consult the volumes which exist for sizing of babies, lengths, circumferences and all for tiny bitty ones to big bouncing ones. My hope is that I can have a baby set sometime by the end of summer (or sooner) .

It feels good to once again make myself a slave to indecision, to ripping out hours upon hours, reknit, then rip again, to blindly look in faith that I will find.  I will find the way to make this little lump of knitting into a darling perfectly fitting cardigan for babies. I will !

Until then, I show you my stitches of ever-so-soft Cascade 220 Superwash Sport. I am doing a lot of garter stitch edging instead of icord and trying to make this the easiest possible lace & stripes project that a knitter can make in a weekend, for a special Little Person that is coming into their world. That is my hope.

jenjoycedesign©little cardigan

As you can see, there is an opening on this design, it is not knit in-the-round, but ‘flat’ (back and forth, with a purl side). It will be seamless all the same, with little sleeves joined on to finish seamlessly. My purl stitching has become weak, from knitting everything in-the-round, but I am working out the purl muscles and will soon be up to par.  The edge you see is the same lace pattern that I’ve edged all my Penny Candy series, but on a bitty scale, and only 1 lace repeat. It will be cute and cuddly and cooing…and have little buttons!  

Really, its been ages since I’ve made a flat-knitted thing, and so looking forward to the button band section. More to come as it goes….

6 thoughts on “A Little Cardigan

  1. Looking lovely! I know what you mean about the purl muscles. One good knit back and foth project and they do firm up though :). Sometimes one has to knit back and forth, especially when using superwash…although I did a steek in a cotton/linen cardigan for my granddaughter a few years back.

    • I just think for a broader knitter-friendly design, staying away from steek for this little fast-knit would be a good thing to do (not to mention, I’m really not sure how to write instruction for steeking, nor do I even need to now… like one of those things in-the-round knitters automatically know? Rather like explaining how to knit and purl in a pattern…lol. What do you think Morrie?

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