Monday, 26 January 2015

A dreamy knit for Baby Leo

I do love knitting for babies... such special knits to make and parcel up with love. Baby Leo has already received a sweet pebble vest, and I wanted to knit something else to go with a dear stripey babygrow. Kelly Brooker's puerperium cardigan has been sitting in my Ravelry favourites for a while, an ideal knit for Baby Leo who arrived early, as this cardigan is intended for those first few weeks as a newborn.

This is such a dear little knit. And the pattern for the newborn size is free which is rather lovely. The cardigan can be knitted with short or long sleeves - I think this short sleeved version is the sweetest as it allows for extra sweet viewings of those tiny striped arms. I used some oh so soft Sublime baby cashmere merino silk dk in the delightfully sounding nutkin.
The buttons are from the tin and are sewn on with a mustard yellow thread for added colour. 
I had intended to make more things for Baby Leo before I realised that really I should be getting on with Christmas makes. So sorry Lou and Rachael... maybe for Leo's first birthday!


  1. it is very sweet, and an unusual design too. Lucky Baby Leo!

    1. It is different isn't it? Certainly caught my eye on Ravelry and a joy to knit!

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    1. A sweet knit to make... I would love to do more in various colours. And oh the opportunities with all of those buttons!