There is a brand-new-to-the-world person in my life and so obviously I had to knit something for her. This was actually my first completed project of 2019 but it’s ended up being written up behind my chunky scarf.
I decided that I wanted a bold, bright colour for a cardigan and so chose a pinky purple from Fyberspates. I wanted a fairly dense fabric and so went for a 4ply yarn. This is Vivacious 4 ply in Plum Imps and I loved the high twist on this merino.
The pattern I picked is called Providence Hall by Gabrielle Danskknit, didn’t involve sewing up (yay!) and has a lovely lace panel to add a bit of interest.
I find raglan shaping so satisfying. It is such a thrill to watch a cardigan shape appear on the needles as if by magic.
The lace really pops in this yarn.
I made the 0-3 month size, a bit shorter than the pattern specified and had enough yarn left over from my first skein to make a hat. And so I made a hat!
I found it quite difficult to find a 4 ply baby hat pattern that I liked. I was looking for something with a bit of a pattern but not too fussy. In the end I plumped for Petals and Plumes Hat by Celia Ng and decided to omit the ‘plumes’ at the brim of the hat and only knit the ‘petals’ shaping on the crown.
I just knit a simple, rolled edge, stockinette base for ease of putting on and wear on a teeny new head.
And here’s the set together. I’m really pleased with them.