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FO Friday: Unnamed Baby Cardigan

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I finished this little sweater a few weeks ago, but I never got around to blogging about it.

MalBaby frontMost of the party is in the back:

MalBaby backThe specs:

Pattern: My own (very first self-designed baby garment!).

Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Emerald, about 1.25 skeins. This yarn has been marinating in my stash since August of 2012 (long time readers might remember it from this birthday wrap-up post!). I love using long-term stash yarn.

And yes, it’s completely impractical, since the yarn isn’t machine washable. But it’s cuddly soft, and I figure my baby will probably fit into it for about 30 seconds anyway, so I’m willing to do a few hand-wash-and-dry-flat rounds.

Notes: I was shooting for a 3-6 month size, since my little one will be born in July and this won’t be worn until the fall. I think I pulled it off, but the sweater looks so teeny to me… I guess time will tell.

My plan is to write up this pattern and get it tested this summer, and then I can make this part of the baby collection I’m planning to release this fall.

I really like the little cable pattern on the back. It shows up so nicely in the Malabrigo:

IMG_1042You’ll eventually see more pictures of this one when my model arrives!

4 Comments

  1. Sandy
    Sandy04-18-2014

    Great design … Love the back

  2. Sue - Granny's World
    Sue - Granny's World04-19-2014

    That is a cute cardigan I too love the back detail

  3. Sezza
    Sezza04-21-2014

    Its gorgeous!!

  4. kristieinbc
    kristieinbc04-21-2014

    This is a beautiful baby sweater! Well done!

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