Do you ever see an item of children's clothing and just fall in love? You have to have it. No. Matter. What. Well, that's how I felt the first time I laid eyes on this shawl collar cable cardigan.
I love cable patterns (as you can tell from these mittens), and the cable design in this cardigan is stunning. I'm so in love with it that I'm thinking of using a version of the cable pattern to make a throw for the sofa in our family room.
The sweater is actually made out of a cotton yarn. I wanted to take photographs of the baby wearing it outside, but it's been too frigid to wear outside without a jacket. I'm hoping that she can continue wearing her cardigan through the spring since it's cotton.
I love these photographs. It looks like she's posing for the camera, but really she was just wiggling around like she usually does 🙂
The yarn I used for the sweater is Rowan All-Season's Cotton in Cookie. The color and yarn does an excellent job of showcasing the cable pattern, and since it is cotton, it really can be all year, either as a layer in cold weather or as an outer-layer in warmer weather. The pattern for this sweater is free. The talented knitters over at knitty.com created it, and it can be found here.
My sweet little girl loves the sweater, and that makes me love the sweater even more!
If you'd like to see more details on what I've knit, you can find me on Ravelry under the username Lunana!
Shawl Collar Cable Cardigan for a Baby or Toddler
The pattern for the Trellis cardigan can be found (for free!) on knitty.com
5 skeins of Rowan All Seasons Cotton
Tapestry needle (for sewing the sleeves to the body, and closing seams)
5 buttons (5/8 diameter)
US size 7 knitting needles (or whichever size that fits the pattern's stated gauge)
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