Friday, 16 July 2021

Puerperium Cardigan

Contrary to what everyone must be thinking by now after I've been knitting a flurry of baby garments just lately, there are no babies on the way in the family, nor do I know of anyone who is expecting, but I see these cute little clothes and can't resist knitting them. Never mind, I'll have plenty of  things ready to give as gifts whenever a baby does arrive.


This latest offering is the Puerperium Cardigan, a simple pattern and an ingenious design. It's a simple style which is designed to be easy for new parents to dress their baby in the puerperium period (6 weeks post birth) as it buttons up the side rather than the front.


I've used Rico Baby Dream DK in the Pastel Confetti colourway and it's so soft, perfect for next to baby's skin. It only took 70g of yarn so with the leftovers I decided to knit a hat to match. I went with the Plain and Striped Newborn Purple Hat by Halifax Charity Knitters, another free pattern on Ravelry and I think it goes perfect with the cardigan.

Both patterns were a pleasure to knit and I can see me knitting them both again in the future, perhaps when there's an actual baby to knit for.

16 comments:

  1. I should be knitting for a new baby, but I don't get on well with sewing up tiny garments.

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  2. They are adorable, such a great pattern.

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  3. They're gorgeous. It's only like storing things in the bottom drawer in preparation for marriage, nothing wrong with preparing for future babies.

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  4. Both are beautiful Jo, baby things are always lovely to make aren't they, I find it hard to resist too, after a month of making nothing I've just finished making a little baby jacket and have started a second. Enjoy your weekend .xx

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  5. My husband's aunt knit baby sweaters by the drawerful so that single Mothers would have something made with love to take their babies home from the hospital!

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  6. I do not think its mad to make baby clothes with no baby on the horizon. I made some a few years back and they came in handy when my daughters friend had a baby, she was so pleased with them.
    I also like making dolls clothes, lol
    Briony
    x

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  7. It's gorgeous Jo & nothing wrong with keeping our hands busy. It's good to have gifts on hand & especially when handmade. Take care, stay safe & hugs.

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  8. Always good to be prepared!

    The baby sweater is very cute.

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  9. That is so sweet. I'm tempted to knit something similar myself, but I know I'd be faced with some raised eyebrows and curious looks. X

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  10. It's lovely Jo, just right for a teeny baby and a frazzled Mum.

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  11. There is a very lucky baby out there, and the parents , I hope , will be so appreciative. IT is heirloom quality

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  12. They look lovely Jo ...

    Happy weekend wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  13. That's such a great attitude! Like you, I find baby things so appealing, but have no one to give them too - but that really shouldn't stop me from knitting some up, now should it?

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  14. It is beautiful Jo and some darling little one will come along soon who will love it.

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