Baby wrap-cardigan revisited

Suzie Blackman
Saturday, 25 February 2012

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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Suzie Blackman

The dyer, designer, photographer, creative technologist and maker-of-things behind It's a Stitch Up. She lives in East London in a home filled with colour, fluff and house plants.

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