Another co-worker is expecting a grandchild!
So, instead of the quilt I was planning on making, I decided to tackle a baby sweater.
My thinking was that a newborn size sweater wouldn’t take too long and it would help me understand the construction of a simple cardigan.
I was right!
I finished it super quick.
I used a free pattern (found on Ravelry) named Bug Warmer Baby Sweater.
Although it calls for worsted weight, I used Lion Brand Woolspun (chunky weight) in Fisherman.
Such a cute sweater!
It helped that I knit a pair of socks on DPNs, it made the sleeves very easy.
One skein of Woolspun brought me to the last four rows of the cardigan.
Using a second skein, I finished the hem and knit the sleeves (I chose short sleeves).
The only change I made to the pattern was to slip the last stitch purl wise to make a nice edge.
I had plenty left to make a newborn hat with a pompom.
For the hat, I also used a free pattern (found on Ravelry) named Backcountry Hat.
An easy, quick knit.
Together the sweater and hat make very cute gift!
If you are looking for a simply sweater to knit, check the pattern out.
Miss Mary has requested a rainbow one!