Wednesday, 27 March 2013

WIP Wednesday

I'm working on a little knitted gift for a good friend who's baby is due in May. It's the Puerperium cardigan which is a free pattern from Ravelry, it's a lovely simple pattern and has so far worked up really quickly.

The yarn is a Cornish pure wool that my Mum gifted to me last year but frustratingly I can't find the tag anywhere so all I know is that is a DK weight wool and really soft to the touch. If I have enough left over after knitting the sleeves, I might knit some little booties of a hat to match.

I didn't have the right size DPN's for the sleeves so I'm having to use the magic loop method for the first time. I figured it out from some brilliant video's on Youtube but it's still taken me a little while to feel comfortable knitting with the needles like this, a few of the stitches are slightly loose where it's taken me a few rows to get the tension right but I don't think my friend will be too fussy!

I've recently finished this cardigan in the last few weeks but thought I would quickly show you as I'm so happy with it. I started it when I was staying overnight in the hospital with Arthur back in December but left it half finished for ages as I just wasn't finding very much time to sit and knit! 

I finished it just in time though, as it fits him perfectly. Phew! That is the problem with baby knits... they are a lovely thing to knit but they don't fit the recipient of the item for very long!

(Sorry the photo isn't brilliant, I took it on my phone and he doesn't sit still for very long these day's!)



  1. Both your baby knits are gorgeous. especially that cabled coat.

  2. Beautiful baby knits, your little boy looks gorgeous in his cabled jacket.

  3. Such a cute jacket! I love how grown up it is :)

  4. Beautiful baby and sweater!

  5. A new blog layout you say...I like it.
    Was worried I had missed something when I couldn't find you recently,
    Nelly xxx

  6. Your little boy is sooo gorgeous and looks so adorable, I love the cardigan -
    you're so clever to have knitted that, and it suits him down to a tee :-) So nice to see babies in colours, too, and not just 'blue for a boy' etc.
    Jess x

  7. What a cutie! You really are an amazing knitter.