Flower Cardiagan & Hat Set

Yes!! The Flower Cardigan set is complete, and I love it! It’s soooo cute. What a great pattern by Susan B. Anderson, and there are so many other cute designs in her book, “Itty-Bitty Nursery.” I made the medium size, 6-12 months, and used the yarn suggested, but went down a needle size to obtain the gauge. The yarn is Peruvian kettle-dyed cotton and is very, very soft, and blocked like a charm.

At first, I thought the I-cord was going to be a lengthy, boring task, but with only two stitches, the cords were done before I knew it. What I didn’t anticipate was the time it took to tack down the I-cord and each flower petal to the actual sweater and hat, once finished! I really appreciated Susan’s tip on sewing down the I-cord onto the sweater as you make the cord, because in that way you are sure to have the perfect length.

Check out the brilliance of how she designed the way the I-cord wraps around the hat. It’s not sewn down, instead it is merely woven in at strategic points. This allows for stretch when the hat is placed on the baby’s head! Cool design….

Anyway, this set is high on my list for possibly making it again. And for those of you that know me, I usually never make the same baby item again. Why? Because there are just way too many cute baby patterns to make the same thing twice!

Pattern: ‘Flower Cardigan & Hat’ from “Itty-Bitty Nursery” by Susan B. Anderson

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Cotton Stria * Needles:size 5

Flower Cardigan Set: "Itty-Bitty Nursery"

Flower Cardigan Set: "Itty-Bitty Nursery"

Flower Cardigan: "Itty-Bitty Nursery"

Flower Hat: "Itty-Bitty Nursery"

Flower Hat: "Itty-Bitty Nursery"

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It came out perfectly! You’re so good at this. Now, I really want to try this yarn.

Comment by Oiyi — August 16, 2009 @ 12:09 am

Lovely! I just love …love… the hat. Darling!

Comment by kerlina — August 16, 2009 @ 11:06 am

My, this is beautiful. I agree, the design is ingenious. You have represented her creation beautifully. — Now on the subject of I-cords, I really, really don’t like them. If my project doesn’t have six stitches or more, I am a total clutz. I have been know to knit flat them do an invisible seam later in order to avoid I-cording it. — Also, your photos are beautiful !!!

Comment by Carolyn — August 16, 2009 @ 2:02 pm

this is precious! Before I read your notes, I said to myself “this outfit reminds of of hat in my Itty Bitty Hats book! Her designs are great. I’m going to have to get that book.

Comment by Kamaca — August 17, 2009 @ 9:56 am

This is just super duper cute! I just cant get over those flowers.

Comment by rima aranha — August 18, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

Oh my goodness that is adorable! Great design and you pulled it off with perfection.
I wish I could knit as quickly as you. 🙂

Comment by Zuleika — August 22, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

This is very cute!

Comment by Monique — August 30, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

This is too special, Judy; honetly- just yummy!

Comment by Cynthia — November 18, 2009 @ 8:04 am

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