Friday, 19 September 2014

FO Friday.......the perfect newborn baby cardigan.

Hello my friends, I hope you all had a good week. I'm back to show you the two Newborn Vertebraes I've knit over the last week.

I love this sweet pattern and think it's the perfect cardigan for a newborn, it only takes one 50g ball of 4ply so is quick, economical and great for a baby shower gift. It's perfect to wear over the all in one sleepsuits that they mostly wear when they are so tiny. It is open at the front but is long at the back, covering their little bum, keeping them warm and cosy.

I have lots of odd balls of Rowan Cashsoft 4ply and picked navy for the first one, I had a small amount left over from another project so with some left over cream, I knit a stripy Easy Peasy Newborn Hat to match, isn't it cute? I used DPNs instead of circular as I really struggle with Magic Loop, I always end up with a ladder whatever I try. Does anyone else have this problem with Magic Loop?

Again, I used Rowan Cashsoft 4ply in sky blue for this one, it was what I knit the Pom Pom Bootees in. I'm going to knit the next one in a DK to make it larger for when he's a bit bigger, these newborn ones are tiny.

Have a great weekend.




Amy at love made my home said...

Hi Deb, just catching up now I am back, I have been reading, just not commenting. All your FO's are lovely. No advice re the magic loop thing I'm afraid as I have no idea about such things, but it seems as if you are doing a wonderful job in any case!! xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo beautiful!!!!!

Caffeine Girl said...

I really love that pattern, and plan to check it out. I always know at least one person who is pregnant!

RooKnits said...

Gorgeous cardigans. My magic loop tip is to pull the second stitch after the "loop" tight, this seems to even the stitches out and avoid the ladder. Or use two circulars (with no loop).

Jo said...

They are super sweet and only one ball of yarn? Perfect xxx

elns said...

I was scrolling along thinking how beautiful the navy cardigan turned out and then you whipped out another one! Lovely, you're amazing!