Monday, July 6, 2015

Crochet Baby Cardigan Distraction


I was doing so well. What was it that distracted me?  I had a good run finishing and frogging my pile of abandoned sweaters. I found three more nearly complete ones in a box in my closet. I was in the process of re-working the bottom of one of them, a very cool motif pull-over, when I needed a break. I was working on uploading some projects to Ravelry and casually did a search on cardigan sweaters. As I scrolled through the photos, the baby sweaters caught my attention. So little. So sweet. So cozy. Creating a baby sweater pattern has been on my "plan to do someday" list for a while. I grabbed one of my frogged balls of Simply Soft, an H hook, and sketched a neck foundation in my Crocheter's Notebook. My little break turned into a late night crochet session and ended with the prototype sweater below. I want to add pearl shank buttons, about 5/8" I'd say. The sleeves may be a bit long so I will have to match it up to other sweaters or see if I can research sleeve lengths by size. Of course, once the prototype for a worsted weight sweater was almost done, I was already mentally working out the neck foundation for a baby cardigan made in light worsted weight yarn.

Here I go again! Here is a WIP using a 3 weight yarn. Now that is YELLOW!