|Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby|
I have been crafting since I was a little girl, partly because I don't like to just sit still and do nothing! I love the feeling of finishing a project, and I love the reaction when I give a special ...
I have been crafting since I was a little girl, partly because I don't like to just sit still and do nothing! I love the feeling of finishing a project, and I love the reaction when I give a special handmade gift to one of my children or a friend. There is something very special about making something that no one else has.
If you have tried out any of my patterns, the first thing you probably noticed is that they are EASY! Why? While I love a good challenge as much as the next girl, I also like to knit and crochet to unwind after a long stressful day at the office. I often (always) work on my projects while watching TV or a movie or while spending time with my three children who like to talk... sometimes at a very fast pace and all at once. :) An easy pattern is a requirement for me. I hate frogging or as I call it un-knitting. I've made it a bit of a mission to create patterns that look difficult and impressive but actually aren't. I really hope that you enjoy making them as much as I did.
This little set is perfect for a shower gift, and it's a great way to try out a new stitch. The body front and back are made using this deceptively easy honeycomb cable stitch. It looks so complicated but has just a 4 row repeat and is very easy to learn. The sleeves and hat are made using the seed stitch for a more interesting texture.
The cardigan is made all in on piece with two seams. The seams begin at the wrist, go down the underside of the sleeve, and down the side of the body to the waist band. The hat is also made in one piece, folded in half, and there is a seam down each side.
The size given is for Newborn/0-3 months, but you can easily add stitches and rows to make it the exact size that you need.
Honeycomb Stitch - 17 stitches and 18 rows = 3 square inches
Seed Stitch - 12 stitches and 24 rows = 3 square inches
200 yards of Worsted weight