Autumn Leaves by Nikki Van De Car was finished just in time for Eleanor coming home from university for the weekend. I knit this pretty little cardigan for her friend's baby and thought she'd be seeing her whilst she was here so I got a spurt on to get it finished, but as it turned out, she didn't get chance. Never mind, she'll be able to pass it on, along with the Knit Baby Jacket, when she comes home again for Easter.
It's called Autumn Leaves but I think it's more of a spring and summer cardigan with it having short sleeves. I knit the 6-12 months and I love the colour, I think it'll be perfect for the summer months when the baby will have grown into it.
It gets its name from the leaf pattern around the yoke.
Instead of ribbing, seed stitch is used along the edges. I think it's a lovely finish.
Eleanor's friend has been thrilled with the things I've made her so far. It makes it all worthwhile when your knitting is so appreciated.