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Baby Cardigan Favorite!

I've been test-knitting for this lovely little baby cardigan for Nadia Crétin-Léchenne (Ravelry id ittybitty) and now I finally get to show it to you! The pattern will be available at first only in Kate's yarn shop in Brighton, but it will become available for purchase through Ravelry at the end of September, so don't worry!

This was another lovely baby cardigan design from Nadia Crétin-Léchenne. I’ve knitted a couple of her other baby cardigan patterns (Eole and Bonaventure) so I knew what to expect. This is another instant favourite, a well written pattern with multiple choices for sizing and just the right amount of interesting little details. I love it.

I used Sandnes Garn Mandarin Petit (shade #8724 aquamint) for this cardigan. This yarn was a new acquaintance for me and it was recommended for me by the shopkeeper of my favourite LYS. I wanted a 100% cotton yarn that can be washed in 60 degrees C, which I think is great for baby clothes. It was really nice to knit with, and the stitch definition is great, although maybe even a bit too much for this cardi - next time I’d choose a bit softer yarn to make the arrow stitch details to pop out more of the garter stitch.

Pattern YAKardi by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne
Yarn: Sandnes Garn Mandarin Petit shade #8724 aquamint
Needles: 3.0 mm

I've also finished another baby cardigan (it seems like I don't do much other than sit on the sofa knitting these days, I've been having quite a lot of contractions and have been ordered to rest as much as I can). It's the Old Growth by tincanknits and I used Drops Cotton Merino (#23 lavender) for it.

This is another new favourite pattern of mine and I love how the sizes go up to adult sizes, I'm sure to knit more of these as the baby grows! I had some yarn left so I decided to knit a bonnet to match. The pattern for the bonnet is called the Merriment bonnet by Melinda Bernardi, however it's at the moment unavailable from Ravelry as she is working on adding multiple sizes as well as a matching sweater pattern.


  1. Both of these baby sweaters look awesome, and that bonnet... swoon. I adore knitted bonnets on babies, ti's the cutest.

    1. I also love bonnets. I first thought they were too girly for a baby boy but I've changed my mind :) They are also fun to knit because making one doesn't take that long.


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