Friday, April 30, 2010

A Little Baby Cable Raglan

This Knitting Daily free pattern, Cable Baby Raglan Sweater by Rebecca Daniels, will be one of my standard baby knits. Knitted from the top down in fingering weight yarn (I used Knit Picks Bare) it is an easy knit. The uneven cable keeps it interesting. Next time I might modify the arms just a bit, with fewer increases so they aren't quite so full. That little bit dangling off the sleeve is what was left of the yarn at the end of the project. Yes, that is cutting it a bit close. I was using a partial ball of Knit Picks Bare left over from the Carmen Banana project. One full skein of fingering weight would be enough to add a cap and booties.

A vintage button from my button stash completes the gender-friendly theme. There is a snap closure below the button for easy dressing of Baby. I love the vintage look of the design and the garter stitch borders.

It struck me that this is a bit like the baby version of the popular Mondo Cable Cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns.


KPiep said...

I love it! Those cables are a lot of fun, and I do adore fingering weight on babies.

You were cutting it VERY close, though. And who says knitting isn't dangerous?

nicole said...

This is darling!

Sandy Ziegler said...

I too have this pattern, but haven't made it yet. Yours turned out beautiful and now I'm inspired once again..thank you!

Susan Fox said...

Thanks for sharing this cardigan. I am in the middle of it and wasn't sure about it. Yours is great, and I appreciate the advice about the sleeves.

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