Baby Cardi

Remember the purple hat and booties I made for Cousin R’s baby? Here’s the last piece of the set I made.


I didn’t want a set all in the same color, so I chose a marled yarn in a coordinating color for the cardigan. This piece is actually what attracted me to the pattern leaflet when I bought it earlier this summer.


The knitting was straightforward, and I love the Bird’s Eye detail, even though it tends to disappear with this somewhat busy yarn. It really pops under certain lighting. I tried various angles but had no luck in getting the bumps to show up very well in a photo.


I had trouble photographing the color too… the purple and white strands wanted to blend into a sickly, purple-gray color. After many tries, I managed a few good shots, though they still needed a bit of tweaking during editing.


While I was in Las Vegas, I knit the front panels and sleeves. I’d rather this means the girl will grow up with an adventurous spirit and not become a gambler!


I love the picot edging (called a bobble bind-off by the designer). The instructions separate each bobble with two stitches. I started with this, but after making ten of them, I decided they were too crowded.


After some math, I figured out that there were two alternatives: space each bobble with three stitches, or five. Five stitches would make for wide spaces and that could certainly work if such an effect were desired. I decided to try three first. The result was exactly what I wanted!

I don’t know if I’ll get a modeled photo, but if I do, I’ll ask if I can post it here. : )

Pattern: “Baptismal Sweater” by Beth Anne Paustian, Black Purl Designs: Sweet Child of Mine K1 Size: Infant Yarn: Louet Gems, Baby Lilac 1.7 skeins Needles: Addi Turbo US 2.5 (3 mm) circular Started: September 5, 2007 Completed: September 18, 2007

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10 Responses to “Baby Cardi”

  1. Nicole Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 8:12 am

    Very cute! It looks so tiny.

  2. bellamoden Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 8:42 am

    That really is gorgeous! I like it a lot. And I think the bobble amount is juuuuust right. I like the scalloped edging on the bottom too. What a lucky beeb!

  3. Guinifer Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 8:48 am

    Cute sweater – I really love the purple marled yarn. I had the same photo difficulty with my Elegance socks. I could not get the subtlety of the yarn’s color gradations captured.

  4. Chris Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 9:59 am

    it’s really cute!

  5. Jeanne Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 11:26 am

    What a wonderful sweater!

  6. Julie Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    That is just too sweet!

  7. Tanya Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    That is really beautiful! Very nice work!

  8. Lisa Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    Darling! Good job!

  9. Jennifer Says:
    October 23rd, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    That is so darn cute!

  10. Opal Says:
    October 24th, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    So adorable!

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