View Full Version : FO: Baby Top-Down Cardigan

03-02-2011, 09:17 PM
I was so impressed with this little cardigan (Stylecraft 4577 (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-cardigans-3)) that I wanted to make one just like it. I ordered the pattern, but was disappointed to discover that it was knit in 5 pieces and seamed. I think this is a ridiculous way to make a baby cardigan, and decided to just wing it as a top down, one piece knit. The yarn (Sirdar Click DK) had been in my stash for years, and itís a bit splitty, but itís soft and washable. This is for my newest grandson, Liam, who is almost 5 months old.

Jan in CA
03-02-2011, 09:23 PM
I love it! So masculine and cute! :inlove: And I agree...hate unnecessary seaming!

03-02-2011, 10:21 PM
Oooooo....classy, Marilyn! Whee! Such good taste!

03-03-2011, 02:01 AM
It looks really good. The collar is nice, and I like the stripes.

03-03-2011, 09:10 AM
Absolutely beautiful .... I love it! :inlove:

03-03-2011, 11:09 AM
Looks like you modified it perfectly! :thumbsup: It's fantastic for a baby boy!

03-05-2011, 06:56 AM
Perfect! I love the way you "wing it".

03-05-2011, 10:33 AM
Perfect! I love the way you "wing it".

I do agree....It's perfect and a great sweater!

03-05-2011, 03:02 PM
absolutely adorable! a PERFECT little man sweater!!!

03-06-2011, 10:08 AM
I can just see a little baby boy in that now! Really a great job.

03-06-2011, 09:27 PM
Slim, that is just great!! I love it. :heart: You did a wonderful job making it in one piece. How is the collar done? Was it the first thing you did? It is the cutest little boy sweater. :woot:

03-06-2011, 11:37 PM
What a beautiful sweater! How I envy that you were able to just 'wing' it! LOL!
Love the colours, the buttons... so cute!

03-07-2011, 09:31 PM
How is the collar done? Was it the first thing you did?

I worked the front(s) in a shallow V-neck, increasing at the neck edge every right side row, then finished by picking up stitches all the way around the front opening and neck edge. I worked 2x2 rib with short rows worked into the rib pattern for the wider part of the collar (I got this idea from Wendy Barnard's Something Red (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/something-red) cardigan.) Hope this helps.

03-09-2011, 10:12 AM
So cute! Perfect for a little boy :inlove: . I agree - why seam a baby sweater?!