My knitting mojo has returned with a vengeance. I really want to get all my languishing projects finished but it's so hard not to cast on any new things so I thought I'd start something which would be a quick knit and would be off my needles in no time.
So I started with a little baby cardigan and it turned into three.
This is the Fuss Free Baby Cardigan by Louise Tilbrook. If I knit this one again I would omit a couple of rows from the neck, it just seems a little too high.
My favourite of the three is Oh Baby! Cardi by Roberta Rich. It's a simple pattern and gives a nice finish.
Jasmine Baby Jacket by Marianna Mel is more like the old fashioned matinee jackets which most babies of a certain generation wore for the first few months of their lives.
All these patterns are free on Ravelry and were knit using Sirdar Snuggly DK. Unfortunately, my idea of having a quick cast on and then getting back to the projects I've already got on the go hasn't quite worked out as I'd hoped as I now want to cast on more new things.
And no, there are no babies on the way here but I do love to knit baby garments as they're instant gratification, quick and easy, on and off the needles in no time at all. They're ready and waiting for the first baby that comes along.
I am waiting patiently for one of my Grandchildren to produce a Great Grandchild for me as I'm longing to knit again. I know I could do socks but I really fancy some baby clothes.ReplyDelete
They are all pretty, I always made V necks for mine when they were little.ReplyDelete
Sweet cardigans. I'm tempted, with a new baby in the family, but by the time I finished it, she would be in school!ReplyDelete
Aren't they so sweet!ReplyDelete
Adorable little sweaters, great work! I agree the neck on the first one is a bit high, and the middle one is my favorite.ReplyDelete
I was wondering if you had some exciting news to share. The baby cardigans are lovely, I really like the matinee jacket.ReplyDelete
So adorable, I love the pretty pastels.ReplyDelete
Neither of my sons has a partner, so no family babies to knit for. I do knit for coworkers and sometimes for the fetal demise programme at work. I used old Paton's patterns after checking with the Mum to be about colours and if they are OK with vintage. They all are and I've knit grey, royal blue, burgundy, the lace work looks lovely in the non traditional colours.ReplyDelete
Lovely Jo & to think you probably wore a matinee jacket as a baby, because my DD of similar age is named after one I was knitting way back while I was pregnant with her. Glad to see your mojo has returned. Have a lovely weekend, take care & hugs.ReplyDelete
They are so sweet Jo, well done on finishing them xReplyDelete
All three are lovely, I particularly like the last one, love a matinee coat :-)ReplyDelete
I think all three look lovely.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely weekend.
All the best Jan
They are all very sweet. I always think there is something rather satisfying about a quick knit. XxReplyDelete
Very pretty, Jo.ReplyDelete
The cardies look wonderful, Jo. I wish my girlies were closer so I could make them some. The post is so unreliable right now, it's not worth the worry of sending things!ReplyDelete
I love a quick knit, your baby cardigans are adorable.ReplyDelete
They are super cute! Good luck with your languishing WIPs, I have a fair few of those myself!ReplyDelete
The baby jackets/cardigans are all so lovely Jo. A brilliant way to use up and odd ball or two. Have a lovely rest of the week xReplyDelete