Merino Silk Smocked Baby Cardigan

Project Description

What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Nancy Elizabeth Designs Link to website or photo www.nancyelizabethdesigns.com/product/handknit-smocked-baby-sweater-in-handspun-merino-wool-silk/ What are you most proud of? I love the way the smocking turned out. this is such a sweet and feminine sweater for a little girl. I was happy to find the little pearl buttons for the finishing touch. It was was inspired by a vintage baby knitting book that I've had for over 30 years. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This little layette is for sale on my web site and my Etsy store at a special Christmas gift ideas sale price. Click the link above or find NancyElizabethDesign on Etsy.

What you will need

  • I hand spun the yarn for this project from a roving of Merino wool and silk blend fiber. It is a 2 ply and just heavenly to work with. this is probably my favorite knitting yarn. It is extremely soft and feel so smooth going through your hands. The merino wool is bouncy and elastic and shows great stitch definition while the silk added even more warmth and more importantly strength and durability to the yarn. It is even better than adding nylon for strength and long lasting fabric.
  • US 3 / 3.0 mm / UK 11

Q&A with nancyelizabeth

Dianne Backwell asked:
I love this! Can you please tell me what pattern you used? Dianne
nancyelizabeth answered:
Hi Dianne, I didn't write out the pattern. I got the idea for the smocking from one of my antique baby pattern books.