White Cloud Cardigan
When I was pregnant with my only daughter, my best friend gave me a little baby cardigan. It was fluffy, and cozy, and oh so soft. After my baby was born, I used it all the time. This little cardigan is reminiscent of that tiny sweater. Just as useful, just as soft, but easily handmade, to add that special touch. Make it for your baby, or your best friend’s, and it will be used over and over – and loved.
White Cloud is worked bottom up, all in one. Kitchener stitch seams up the underarms, and a large bobble makes the button. It is all knit, and not a bit of purl.
Sizes: 0-3m 6m, 12m, 18m, 24m
Chest Size of baby: 16 17, 18, 19, 20 inches (40.6 43.2, 20.5, 48.3, 50.8 cm)
Yarn: Bernat Pipsqueak, 100% Polyester, 120 yds (109 m) per 3.5 oz (100 gm) ball, color: whitey white, 2 2, 2, 3, 3 skeins
Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) 24 inch circulars for body, US 9 (5.5 mm) 40 inch circulars for sleeves in the round using magic loop method (may use dpns if prefer)
Materials: Tapestry needle for weaving in ends, stitch marker for beginning of sleeve round, 2 stitch holders
Gauge: 3 sts per 1 in in garter st, row gauge unimportant