Baby wrap-cardigan revisited

Posted by Suzie on Saturday, 25 February 2012 at 17:11
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It’s not often that knit my own patterns after they’ve been published. After all the test and sample knitting it’s nice to move onto other projects.

Enough time  has passed since I designed my Baby Wrap-Cardigan for me not to mind making another one, so I whipped one up for a friend’s baby girl using the same cotton yarn, recycled from a cardigan, as the original.

Baby Wrap Cardigan

It is mighty cute and I really appreciate the lack of seaming. I didn’t even begrudge knitting in cotton because the colours work so well together and it’s nice to have put it to good use.

I made a few changes to the original design; I added a bit of length, I made the sleeves a bit wider and I swapped the buttons and press-studs for ties. Parents have told me that they find ties much easier and that most baby clothes come up a bit short.

icord ties

The ties are two-stitch i-cords, about 6 inches long. They are knitted onto the garment stitches, rather than sewn on, for a bit of reinforcement. They’re easier than buttonholes, especially on a length-adjusted garment because there is no need to consider their placement until the end.


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