Friday, January 16, 2009

Knitting Clothes

I really started knitting to knit bunnies and other knitted softies. I don't know why I have never knitted any clothes before (apart from the odd hat, one scarf and a pair of dodgy mittens) ... probably because I haven't had faith that I would make anything worth while or even wearable. Now I have the cardigan/coat pattern to take on ... but I little thought popped into my head the other day - soon I will have the perfect model to experiment with - an innocent child who will (for the initial part of her life at least) wear what ever I put her in!

And this is what I have found for her first little knitted outfit ...... I plan not to torture her too much with anything too experimental. But I really think this is about the cutest little baby cardigan I have ever seen - lets hope I do it justice!

19 comments:

RachelJane said...

That IS the cutest little baby cardigan EVER!
Will you show us it being modelled (when the time comes)?

Esther said...

What a lovely design! I'm sure it will turn out beautiful. I make things for my daughter and I try to make things that won't embarrass her - there are so many cute designs out there to choose from....

momof2gr8kids said...

its beautiful!!! wow.

Kitty said...

That is a gorgeous cardigan - no daughter would be upset to look back at pictures and see herself in that! x

driftwood said...

it's a lovely cardigan. I'd better not tell my daughter that the first cardigan I started to knit for her when I was pregnant is still on the needles - she's ten now........

PG said...

That is so sweet, and I bet you will make a lovely job of it. :)

kim said...

So sweet! I've been wanting to make this one for awhile now. It's perfect for Spring.

periwinkle said...

you were right, the cardie is gorgeous. I just love Sublime , in fact I'm knitting with it right now. My local LYS are selling off there Sublime stock at £2.50 a ball :-)
lisa x

dottycookie said...

That is very pretty indeed. My two wear socks and gloves and hats that I knit, but I only ever finished one cardigan - the first one completely rejected it, and the second one occasionally consents to wear it ...

c.Rachel said...

Lovely cardigan. Can't wait to see it on your model!

two hippos said...

what an adorable pattern! I loved knitting for my daughter when she was tiny, now she has her own sense of style and mummy's hand knits arn't so cool!

Dianne said...

Oh my goodness...that's gorgeous! If I ever get past simple dishcloths (my speed now), maybe I'll try something like it! Good luck...I'm sure you'll do beautifully.

Leanne said...

I agree that is a very cute baby cardigan.

Kelly said...

that is such a sweet cardigan - i love knitting for my baby girl -her big brother has got to the age where handknits are 'not cool' so i've gone back to knitting toys for him!

hetty said...

The cutest baby cardigan for sure! That innocent child will look lovely in it and will demand to wear it!

LizzieJane said...

How cute is this, I can hardly wait to see your little precious in this.
x

Bumpkin Bears said...

Hi Rachael, what a precious little cardigan, I just love it. I would love to knit clothes and there is something so very lovely about knitted items for little ones. How enormously exciting that you are having a little girl :) Hugs, Catherine xx

Suzie said...

What a cute cardigan! To knit for children is always a joy.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That sweater is adorable.Just precious.

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