Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cradle Cardigan

I know I said yesterday I don't gift things very often, but in reflection, I did a fair amount of gifting in June. 

This little cutie is the Cradle Cardigan by Hannah Fettig. I did some sample knitting for her Mabel's Closet collection a few summers ago. The pieces are very simple and clean, in true Hannah style, for a classic baby look. I also knit the Autumn Frock last Christmas for my niece. Anyone who does any knitting for babies could benefit from owning this collection.

Anyway, I knit this piece out of Quince & Co. Chickadee in Frost. I bought a few skeins to reknit a Pacific Grove vest and used less than two skeins on this sweater. It was a gift for my knitting group friend Amy who is expecting her first baby.

And surprise, surprise, I even sewed a bib! This is the first time I've used my sewing machine since like, 2008, and I was very pleased with my skills so I knit another for D and am going to make a third for my niece who we refer to as little D (d). Apparently though, two bibs in six years was too much for my machine. It was given to me by my father-in-law and is probably at least as old as I am. It stopped feeding the fabric and now it's spending some time getting a little tune up.

Pattern: Cradle Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Yarn: Quince & Co. Chickadee in Frost
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm)
Began: May 12
Completed: June 8


  1. Cute cardigan... I love simple knits on babies. And the fabric for that bib is just adorable.

  2. Nice cardigan. A neutral is always welcome to go with anything in a babe's wardrobe. The bib is cute. Great job on that.


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