Observe this sweet little white cardigan. I can’t believe how beautiful it looks. The mother was happy with it – she thought it would look great over the baby’s sun dresses for the spring and summer. I love the buttons almost as much as I love the lace diamond pattern.
The pattern for this sweater is here (you will have to log into Ravelry – accounts are free though, and if you don’t have one already, you are in for a treat!). The yarn that I used for this was cotton. It was easy to knit and should be easy to care for.
(The color IRL is closer to the first picture.)
I had a mini emergency with this product. The instructions were translated via an online translator, so most of the information was there just in a rather illogical order. I bought what I thought was enough yarn…until I was nearly knit through all I had and had only finished two of the diamond repeats. The example in the pattern had four repeats. Since the yarn was discontinued, I frantically called the shop where I bought it to see if they had two more skeins left of this color. They only had one, so I asked them to hold it for me. With three skeins of yarn, I was able to finish three diamond repeats, which I think is plenty long enough for a one-year old.
This pattern was complicated enough to be interesting without being too hard. It is knit on pretty small needles, so it took a bit longer than I expected. But I finished it in time for the birthday party, and it was a big hit.
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