Tuesday, June 3, 2014

More Baby Knits

I've been trolling Ravelry for great baby knits. I'm not your average frilly dilly pink ribbons and bows kind of lady so I like those unique knits especially those with a vintage flare.

I few weeks ago I ran across the Nana Agnes Baby Cardigan and completely fell in love with the sweet vintage look. The pattern was originally written in French, the pattern itself had been lost and a lovely woman on Ravelry with more patience than I re-wrote the pattern in French and then translated into English.

I've never done anything constructed this way, knitted flat sideways with the yoke picked up at the end, it was weird and I started off hating it but the magic was in the finishing. The first time I laid it all out with the belts connected I felt the way that I did the first time I saw a picture of the sweater! Beautiful! I also go to dive into my vintage button collection for the perfect button for the back belt.

The yarn helped of course. Several years ago at Stitches South I bought two skeins of Bugga from Sanguine Gryphon. I was saving the beautiful yarn for something special, my sweet baby seems to be that something special! I can't wait to see her in it and get some great pictures!

I do have a few notes on the pattern. For pattern notes and more photographs see my Agnes Baby Cardigan.

What to knit next?

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