I know that millions of women all over the world have babies every day, it’s not that extraordinary…but when it’s your bestest best friend since you were five years old having her first baby, it’s a wee bit exciting. My bestie Elisha and her husband Dan are expecting the stork to arrive in November, so of course after the initial gushing, the ‘oh-my-god-you’re-having-a-BABY!’, then the lamenting the fact that we’re so far away now, my mind exploded with all the things I was going to make for this little baby. Aunty Emma rifled through her yarn stash and found this green yarn with a red, blue and yellow fleck through it. Elisha and Dan aren’t finding out the sex of their baby, so it was perfect for a little unisex baby cardigan. I can totally see a baby boy with navy wearing this, or a baby girl in some red. Cuteness factor will be high.
This is a great pattern that creates a rounded collar/yoke and the main body of the cardigan all in one piece, using a single crochet and half-double crochet in the one stitch which kind of turns out like a knitted moss stitch. It was super quick to work up (I started this on Saturday and finished it last night, having done a little bit each night) and would be even quicker if you used a thicker ply yarn. I did fall in love with this fun colourful yarn, as I was making it I may have mentioned to Matt I wanted to keep it for our one-day-baby! But I’ve added some wooden buttons and will set aside for Elisha when she hopefully comes to visit in a few weeks. Ready and waiting for you Baby Upston!
Baby cardigan pattern can be found here on Ravelry. I omitted the collar and added a single crochet border along the bottom, making it a tad longer. Yarn used was Naturally Magic Garden Button, 83% New Zealand wool, 17% polyester. The cardigan took two 50g balls. This is a fingering weight yarn which was a bit too light for the pattern so I used a 4mm hook rather than a 3.5mm.