Named after my granddaughter, this little cardigan is modeled after the adorable Sweet Baby Kate pattern.
It's available free at Adirondack Yarns with the purchase of Spirited Fibers Fingering yarn and is sized from newborn to 5 years. You can knit an entire set (hat, booties, and cardigan in 0-3 or 3-6 month size) from just one skein.
I had so much fun designing and knitting this and hope everyone else who knits it for a special little girl they know loves it every bit as much as I do!
So I took the Temptation hat with me on my afternoon school run and finished it up to just before the decreasing starts. When I got home I took a really good look at it. Then I took an even better look at the pattern.
Turns out about 30 rows ago when I was questioning the reversal of cable direction, I should have stopped and had that better look at the pattern then. Crappers.
See it there on the left side of the hat? Yeah, me too. It's currently in time out while I decide if it'll be quicker to rip back to the mistake or drop each of those cabled areas (there are 4 of them) and fix it.
It's Sweet Baby Kate and it pretty much rocks my world. I knit several of the little hats for our grandbaby when she was born, but never the booties. How I wish I had knit matching sets each time I used the pattern! The hat knits up in an evening and the booties seem to take even less time than the hat. And the little bit of knitting I've been showing pieces of? Totally coordinates with the hat and booties! Can't wait to share it with you soon! Just have to make a trip to the store for some dainty little buttons. Maybe tomorrow.
They're so much fun that I want to add thrums to all of my knitting now. Plus, doesn't this mitt in progress look like a troll doll from the 80s? I just want to roll it back and forth in my hands to see if it'll do wild things like the troll hair did.