Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Mabel's Closet Pattern Preview: Cradle Cardigan

This little cardigan started it all...I'd had it on the needles since I first got pregnant.  I was playing around with color work for the yoke when Carrie gently reminded me what my design work is all about: keeping it simple.  And so Cradle Cardigan found it's way, a cardigan fit for baby with the simple spirit of many of my designs for women. Mabel is 3 months old in the above photograph, wearing the 0 - 6 month size.  Here she is in the same size at 5 months.

It works for both ages!  Hopefully that help you knit with confidence for the little baby in your life, knowing they can get at least several months of wear out of it.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I will be hosting a knit-a-long for this sweater on the blog via video beginning on the 26th.  So when you go to purchase Mabel's Closet on the 19th, grab a few skeins of Chickadee, too, if you want to participate!

Finished measurements: 21 3⁄4 (23, 24 1⁄4, 25 3⁄4)" [55 (58.5, 62, 65) cm] chest circumference, buttoned with 3⁄4" overlap To fit 0–6 (6–12, 12–18, 18–24) months Sample shown in 21 3⁄4" [55 cm]

Yarn: Chickadee by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yd [166 m] / 50 g); 2 (3, 3, 3) skeins in Carrie’s Yellow 125

Needles: • One 16" circular needle (circ) in size US 5 [3.75 mm] • One set of double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 5 [3.75 mm] Or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rows/rnds = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Did you enter yesterday's giveaway, yet?