Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Top down sweater for a baby girl

My favorite style of knitting is top down (starting from the collar and knitting downward). After figuring out your gauge (stitches per inch) and the size of the neck opening, the cast on stitches are calculated. I chose a simple lace pattern (deep fern lace edging) that looked well upside down (or you can rechart it wrong side up -- but I was too lazy for that). Actually, the pattern looks better when worked upside down :)

In generally, I love yoked or raglan cardigans for children and babies -- easy to put on (no pulling over a huge noggin) and to fit (the vague armholes can accommodate a larger range of sizes).

This cardigan is sized for a 12-18 month baby. This one has raglan sleeves, a v-neck, and
seed stitch edgings and straight sleeves.

Pattern: my own
Yarn: worsted cotton/acrylic blend in periwinkle (a lovely shade)
Needle: #7
Guage: 4.5 stitches/inch


Unknown said...

Hi Quenna! Love the knits! Have a good day!

blissful said...

Thanks for dropping by :)