With the birth of a new grandchild imminent (5 weeks), I’ve been busy knitting. Using the pattern sheet above, I have made three little cardigans and from a previous pattern sheet, a little dress. My daughter-in-law said she was having trouble finding plain cardigans for the baby, so I took matters in hand. Here are the white and the yellow ones…
Notice what a difference the yarn makes! The yarn for the white one was softer and more floppy, whereas the yellow held its shape better. Both will be comfortable, I’m sure.
I bought this pattern book some time ago. It is an Australian Family Circle book. Do any of you have the same one?
I rather like this pattern for a little boy, but I’d better wait and see what sex the baby is before I start because it is quite a complicated pattern by the looks of it.
It’s fun looking forward to a new grandchild and now the better weather is finally arriving, it all seems just right for the birth of a new baby.
the baby is lucky to have a nice grandmother who is knitting nice clothes for her/him 🙂 all the best
I like these little cardigans. I’m not at that stage yet but I’ve just made a start on the blanket – 1 square down and 47 to go!
Every project starts with the first stitch. I’m looking forward to seeing it progress 🙂
I don’t have that Australian Family Circle book, but I used to have another like it. I haven’t knitted for years (hopefully I’ll have grandchildren soon so I get into it again) 😉
Beautiful knitting skills Oma, and yes the yarn makes such a difference… as does the tension… I happen to knit quite tight so I am always having to check tensions…. and stitches per inch etc…. The days I see are coming down very quickly now on your countdown calender .. 🙂 xxx
thank you for all your comments Sue 🙂 I knit more loosely, which has the opposite problems! I always go down a size on my needles and sometimes reduce the number of stitches. I also find that I get on better with some patterns rather than others. I particularly like the Sirdar ones.
Yes the days are going very fast and soon I will be an Oma again (God willing).