Adorable Stripey Baby Bunting Cardigan | littleredwindow.com
When I first moved to Chicago, one of the first people to welcome us was Amanda from Simplified Mom. Her husband went to architecture school with Aa and me although I didn’t really know them at the time. We quickly discovered a mutual love of knitting though and at her urging started our own weekly knitting group. Some friends of hers brought other friends and it became a lovely group of ladies that I adore and never would have met otherwise. Did we do a lot of actual knitting at our meetings? No, of course not! But that’s not really the point, is it? We don’t really meet so often anymore, too many new babies and busy jobs. But I do see each of them separately when I can. One of those lovely people, who I probably would not have crossed paths with otherwise is Rebecca from Homemaker’s Habitat, amazing chef, blogger, and soon to be neighbor! She recently gave birth to an adorable son (her #2) and I wanted to make a little something to welcome him. And because she is a knitting friend, it had to be knitted of course!
Anyway, after some searching I came across the Baby Bunting Sweater Pattern by Linden Down. She’s offering it free on Ravelry and it’s a great pattern! Really, go check it out!
Are you back? Ok, so I knit this little sweater in the 3-6 month size. I modified it to be striped and left out the little pockets. I’m sure serious hardcore knitters would not agree but I like to knit baby items with acrylic or blend yarns because it’s so much easier to wash and isn’t expensive. And babies spit up. And have blowouts. And drool. You know what I mean. I know there are washable wools, but in my sensitive skin family even those are too itchy. So I go with super soft acrylic and hope it’s extra durable.
My favorite part about the pattern is the way she has you pick up stitches to knit the button bands, that made it super easy to do them in a contrasting color.
Anyway, it was a fun knit and I fully recommend the pattern. I’m hoping it keeps baby M cozy this fall!
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