Puerperium cardigan and a hat – FO 20 &21/2012

Before you get overly excited I have to tell you that I’m not knitting for another little Stitch!  I wish!  No, it’s for Alice-who-isn’t-a-cat! She’s having a baby!  In February.  It’s going to be either a boy or a girl.  Who knew? 😉

Obviously I have to knit for Squishy and where better place to start than with the lovely Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker which is available as a free download on Ravelry.  Thank you Kelly for this adorable pattern.

Such a simple little cardigan to construct.  It’s knitted all in one piece from the top down with the sleeves knitted on dpns, so no sewing up.  Hurrah!

The asymmetrical closing adds a touch of flair to an otherwise simple style, and I’m thinking, having never done the newborn bit, that this will be easy to get on and off Squishy in those precious early days.

The yarn is Debbie Bliss ecobaby in colour 14020, a lovely soft gender neutral pale sage green.  It’s a little splitty to knit with but so soft you forgive it.  It will be gentle on newborn skin so I can suck up a little bit of temperament in the knitting. I used two balls bought from Knitting Heaven in Leyland and I got the cardigan and hat from two balls and a smidge to spare.

The hat is the Simple Baby Hat by Alison Williams, which again is a free download from Ravelry.  I knitted this in an evening.  I sang Alison’s praises.  And this little hat has several sizes so I may make one each for my two.  They won’t take very long.

I suspect there will be more knitting for Squishy over the coming months.  Ma is working on a blanket too.  I’ll share, of course.




12 Responses to Puerperium cardigan and a hat – FO 20 &21/2012

  1. How very exciting! Can´t seem to see the photos, but I just know it will all be gorgeous. I love knitting baby clothes!

  2. Oops – can see the photos know and yes, very gorgeous indeed!

  3. Jane says:

    How exciting for everyone. Love the colour, and that’s a great cardigan

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      We are all very thrilled for her and her man. I think the colour makes a nice change from cream!

  4. K-Line says:

    That is beautiful! I love the colour.

  5. Oh I like these a lot too and have a friend with a bump to be born in the not too distant future. So, I’ve bookmarked both these patterns for future use.

    Thank you!

  6. Such a pretty set. You’re really great with knitting!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you. I love knitting in the evening. The Husband and I curl up after dinner to watch a movie or a box set and I knit. It’s a lovely way to end the day.