Thursday, June 10, 2010

Garter Yoke Baby Cardigan

Otherwise known as "Possibly the easiest baby cardigan in the world"
Knit in one piece (a standard raglan construction) from the top down. The pattern is available here.
Started on 31st May and finished today, 10th June.
Garter Yoke Baby Cardigan
I was a bit worried about the yarn pooling on the stocking stitch section, so I did a round of K1, S1 4 rounds past the yoke. This seemed to break up the pooling on the front, so I didn't do it again.
Garter Yoke Baby Cardigan
Knit in the gorgeous Koigu KPPM I bought at All the fun of the Fair a couple of weeks ago.
It took approx 65g and it measures 8.5" across the front.
Garter Yoke Baby Cardigan
I decided against adding the button bands down the front, as they would have made the cardigan too wide; I want the bump to be able to wear it soon!
Garter Yoke Baby Cardigan
Instead I had my first go at an applied i-cord. Starting at the bottom right front I applied i-cord up the front, leaving buttonholes, around the neck and down the left front. I am now worried I will want to apply i-cord to everything!
Now, what to knit next?


Roobeedoo said...

Lovely! And so quick! Definitely a faster option than the drops cardi I am knitting!

Kate said...

Adorable. :-D I miss making such tiny knits. And wee cardigans are so useful!

Esther said...

What a lovely little cardigan. I might have to make that one for Evie!

cumquats said...

I love the wool. Thanks for the link! Kim :)

Linda said...

Thats the perfect little cardi!

Flossie said...

Gorgeous! I am looking for new baby knits for the next round of babies due later this year. This looks perfect and is delicious in Koigu. You could make some matching booties with the left over yarn from your second skein? x

Aknita said...

What a lovely cardigan Ruth.