Issue 433 • Stripes on Stripes
Some knitters like to knit socks in between big projects – I like to knit baby sweaters. Someone is always having a baby. These days I am just as likely to know the grandmother as the mother who's expecting, but it doesn't matter to me – baby things are so much fun to knit! Their petite size makes them a finished object in a flash and the perfect break between bigger, longer or more complicated projects.
This week's pattern is my go-to baby cardigan. Knit from the top down, this version has solid colored stripes layered on the yoke of the self-striping Liberty Wool Print. Options: Omit the stripes or add more stripes; or work the edges in Garter stitch instead of rib.
(file size: 603 KB; published February 9, 2016)
Love Liberty Wool? Love a Knit-A-Long?
Check with your local LYS to see if they are running a KAL (or CAL!) for any of these throws. Great as gifts for grads, newlyweds or yourself. Start one of these heirloom pieces today!
100% Washable Wool
- 5 sts/inch on US 7 (4.5 mm) needles
- 122 yards/50 gram ball
- 37 solids, 60 prints
Liberty Wool is a super-soft, washable wool
available in solid and printed colors. This yarn's balanced twist will make all stitch combinations pop!
With all the great qualities of wool and the ease of machine washability, Liberty Wool knits at a gauge
that suits many designs and is ideal for pieces knit for babies and children.
Covered with eyelets, this summery wrap is crocheted in two pieces and joined at the center.
100% Mercerized Cotton
- 5-6 sts/inch on US 5-8 (3.75-5 mm) needle
- 142 yards/50 gram ball
- hand wash cold, dry flat
- 12 colors
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