4.10.2014

Basic Baby Cardigan



When I received this beautiful yarn in the mail, it was love at first sight. I don't normally choose blue, but I am currently so drawn to this dusky gray/blue shade. 


What makes this skein of Snow-Capped Yarns Olde Salt Knight yarn extra special is that it is inspired by the colors of and also hand-dyed in coastal Alaska. I am headed there this summer for a knitting retreat, and I dreamed of my upcoming trip to Cordova while knitting with this yarn.

I made up this simple baby cardigan as a sample for my upcoming sweater finishing workshop that I will be teaching this summer. It was so quick to knit and a great project to practice seaming techniques.



I thought I'd post the pattern for free for anyone who is interested in making one for the little one in their life.
It can be made for a baby boy or baby girl and is just the perfect easy knit for a last minute gift.
Embellish it with pockets, appliques, or colorwork for an original look, or keep it clean and classic just the way it is.




Click HERE to download this pattern for free!
Click HERE to learn more about Snow-Capped Yarns.


17 comments:

Miki Thompson said...

Thanks so much for a great pattern. I've got the perfect yarn. Its a great gift box knit cause there are always babies!

Dina Cahn said...

Thanks! Can't wait to try it and I do like the look of that yarn.

Blonde said...

Perfect! Simple, classic and lovely. It would look adorable on a blue eyed baby! :-)

Carla said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern with us. I love to knit little sweaters but I can't sew my pieces together very well. I guess it takes practise.....

Bekah said...

That is so adorable! :)
Thanks for sharing the pattern!

Brenda said...

Not only an adorable sweater but a wonderful way to teach finishing skills. Alaska...sounds like a great opportunity!

Hélène Magnùsson said...

Oh I also have some Snow Capped yarn, given by Shelly when she visited Iceland last year. A wonderful pink shade! For a little girl? I hope you are well!

Ana BC said...

So perfect...simple, yet DIVINE! Thaks for sharing the pattern :-)

Shelly Kocan said...

Hi Alana, I've just begun your sweater. Quick question about the armhole shaping on the back. Do you BO the first 3 sts of the decrease row and the next row...or do you BO 3 sts of first two rows then begin the decreasing? thanks!

Alana said...

Hi Shelly!

I apologize for the confusion!

You will BO on the next 2 rows and THEN begin the decrease rows.

Shelly Kocan said...

Thanks Alana!

Julie Crawford said...

what a perfect little cardi! thanks for sharing.

StarSpry said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern! It's a beautiful sweater and gorgeous yarn :)

Katrine said...

Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I'm going to start it soon, but I have a (probably obvious) question since I've never knit a sweater before. Are any of the three pieces knit in the round? I believe the answer is no, but I wanted to check as circular needles are called for.

camby said...

Thank you for sharing Alana! It's sweet and classic!

ranjitha@Hookingtheyarn said...

Thank you so much for the pattern. My sil is expecting a baby and I'm planning on making some baby stuff :-) I liked the yarn you used.
-Ranjitha

Julie Shackson said...

Simply beautiful! Thank you