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Gidday Baby

Knitting
April 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
270 - 300 yards (247 - 274 m)
15" (newborn) and 16" (3 month)" chest size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

GIDDAY: Australian colloquialism for hello. A warm greeting of affection.

Gidday Baby is a superbly simple cardigan. A striped garter stitch circular yoke is accentuated with cute buttons and a stocking stitch body.

This cardigan is knit top down and seamlessly, with added attention paid to the simple details. The body is knit flat and the sleeves are knit in the round. Simple yarn over increases, which can be worked as a feature or closed, are used to shape the yoke.

Gidday is perfect for accentuating those special yarns.

The sample garments have been knit in White Gum Wool 8ply which is an ethically farmed 100% merino. The story behind White Gum Wool can be seen here. This is a must watch story for yarn lovers.

Gidday Baby was originally released in April 2014 as part of a non-Mystery KAL. Read below for an explanation as to why…

A series of blog posts explore the different parts of the pattern.
Part one: before the knitting
Part two: the yoke
Knitting through the back of the loop and twisted loops
Part three: splitting and the body
Part four: the sleeves

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Mystery KALs (Knit-A-Longs) are pretty hot property at the moment.

They’re all over the place on Ravelry, Instagram and all the knitty crafty interwebs hangouts.

Anyway, all these mystery KALs got me thinking about a KAL where you knew what you were going to be knitting, you knew exactly what you were going to end up with at the end of the KAL but it was still a new unreleased pattern. And just like a mystery KAL you were only given a wee part of the pattern each week. Does that sound like fun? Like something you’d like to be a part of?

I thought it did, so I came up with this KAL which is suitable for both beginner and experienced knitters alike. It is a chatty KAL, where we will talk techniques, tips and all sorts of things. At the end you come out with some new ideas and techniques, as well as a cute wee baby cardigan.
And everyone needs a cute wee baby cardie for gifting!

Want larger sizes?
Gidday is the full size range version of this pattern (15-30” chest)