View Full Version : Baby cardigan & Saartje's bootees... thank you ritaw!

01-17-2008, 03:04 AM
... with BIG thanks :muah: to ritaw who told me in one of her posts the Sirdar leaflet number for the cardigan pattern.

This is a newborn size - for a tiny baby I thought straight sleeves might be more practical than the beautiful puffed alternative. Next time I'll knit a bigger size with the puffy sleeves.

Bootees are Saartje's bootees.



01-17-2008, 03:22 AM
very cute sweater and i love those booties

slightly addicted to yarn
01-17-2008, 04:07 AM
That's a lovely set - so beautifully colour co-ordinated - I love those booties and have to do some for an expectant friend or two - all gorgeous stuff!

01-17-2008, 05:32 AM
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-17-2008, 07:34 AM
WOW! it looks amazing Miss Molly. I just love the colours . And the shoes look adorable :)

01-17-2008, 08:07 AM
Thank you!!
The colours I used were odd balls that had been buried in my stash, that all jumped out at me for this style... or should I say tumbled out on me. When I open that wardrobe door I have to duck!

It was a bit of an experiment using them together, but I was happy with the result. :cheering:

01-17-2008, 08:10 AM
So very very cute and those little shoes are adoreable xx

01-17-2008, 08:32 AM
OMG, that's just adorable! Beautiful work! I love, love that little flower. And those booties!!

01-17-2008, 09:59 AM
:inlove: aww that set is just to cute!! Great job :thumbsup:

01-17-2008, 10:11 AM
Adorable! Someone is going to be a comfy, happy, warm ans stylish baby when they get that gift!

sue in canada
01-17-2008, 10:16 AM
That is a beautiful set. All ready for a little princess.

01-17-2008, 10:50 AM
That's a gorgeous set - those booties are just precious - great work!!! :muah:

01-17-2008, 10:54 AM
Too cute for words! What an amazing color combination - good job!

01-17-2008, 12:16 PM
This set is just sooo precious! Everything is so tiny and adorable! I love your work on the cardigan and the booties are :passedout:

Jan in CA
01-17-2008, 12:40 PM
How adorable is that! :inlove:

01-17-2008, 01:08 PM
What everybody else said. I love the finished items and the colors are so well matched. Great job!

01-17-2008, 01:10 PM
oh my heavens this is beautiful! You did a beautiful job on this set!!! :muah:

01-17-2008, 05:34 PM
Simply adorable. I love the booties - they are on my list to make a pair!

01-17-2008, 08:21 PM
So adorable!

01-17-2008, 11:54 PM
Oh, how adorable they both are!

01-18-2008, 02:40 AM
Those are just adorable!! Where did you get the Saartje's bootees pattern? Is that on the web somewhere or in a book? They are darling. The sweater is really nicely done too.

The flower looks very simple, but so effective. Can you tell us how you made it? Pretty please.

01-18-2008, 03:31 AM
Once again, thank you for all the nice words. You've given me a boost! Using those two patterns it would be hard, though, not to make something adorable... both patterns are so cute.

For the bootees - http://members.home.nl/tdpj/Patronen/Bootees/Saartjes%20bootees.pdf

The flower is easy. Its done with 3.25mm needles - English sizing - (I don't know if that would be the same in US sizing). For a larger flower you can go up one or two needle sizes.
Cast on 66 stitches using longtail cast-on.
*K1, cast off 9 stitches, repeat to end. You will end up with 12 stitches. Break off the yarn, run it through the 12 stitches and draw up and fasten off.
For a two colour flower, cast on with one colour and do the row of K1, cast off 9... with the second colour.

01-18-2008, 03:53 AM
Miss Molly,

Thank you so much! I put the flower instuctions in my knitting hints file for future use, and I bookmarked the bootee pattern. I'll definately be using these. I have a new 3 month old DGD. :-)

How is your summer? We have a lot of snow here in the frozen north?

Thanks again,
MerigoldinWA (Washington State, USA)

01-18-2008, 09:08 AM
Summer has been oh so hot, but tonight its raining and actually a lot cooler. Snow sounds wonderful... I've never seen snow, other than in movies and on TV!

01-20-2008, 03:24 PM
:inlove: So cute!

01-21-2008, 12:05 PM
those are great...i especially love the booties, very cute! :mrgreen:

what size needles did you use for the booties?

01-21-2008, 12:09 PM
scratch that previous question. just found this handy chart and the us equivalent is size 3


01-21-2008, 06:35 PM
That is the cutest set-I love it!! The booties and the flower embellishment especially!

01-21-2008, 08:34 PM
may I have the pattern for the baby sweater and bootees

01-21-2008, 08:36 PM
:yay: how can I get the pattern for the baby sweater and bootees? diamondslil

01-21-2008, 09:45 PM
Those booties are the cutest things I've seen lately. :inlove: Thanks for the pattern link. I want to tackle those soon!!!!!!!:happydance:

01-22-2008, 05:51 PM
Hi lilsdiamond,
The bootee pattern is free on the web -

The sweater is from a Sirdar pattern leaflet, number 1752. I bought mine from www.ebay.co.uk