The Playful Stripes Cardigan

The Playful Stripes Cardigan

{Look at how those adorable cheeks are filling in! I’m going back for a visit next week… can barely wait!}

A couple of weeks ago I shared a pattern on Facebook that I fell in love with from Never Not Knitting. Then, I did something I very seldom do… I actually bought the pattern. There are so many lovely free patterns online BUT this sweater was too sweet, too adorable to pass up.

I made it in a size 3 months for Lady. I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in off white, spring green and pink. I then found the most adorable heart shaped buttons and started knitting. It was pure joy to work with the Cashmerino. So very, very soft. And, the pattern from Never Not Knitting was easy to follow. I will definitely make it again. And, let’s face it, when you are knitting a size 3 months, it goes pretty fast, even if you are using size 3 needles!

I mailed the sweater to Lady on Friday, and she received it on Monday. I talked to her on the phone. Judging by all the cooing she did while in the sweater, I’m guessing she LOVED it, too!



  1. i am new to knitting and this sweet sweater is inspiring me to get even mor sophisticated with my skills. what kind of skills do you need to have to knit this sweater?

    1. Believe it or not, this isn’t a hard sweater… I would rate it easy moderate skill level. It is knit flat, so as a beginner knitter you are not fussing with double pointed needles. There are a couple of trickier techniques… the bands on the front of the sweater and how the under arm is sewn together but, if you take it one step at a time, it is not bad.

      Here is my suggestion to beginner knitters undertaking a project that challenges their skills… buy your yarn from a small local yarn shop. They are always willing to help their customers. If you run into a problem, simply take your work into the shop, and you can almost always count on someone there willing to help you.

      It is such a fun and beautiful sweater I would say, go for it 🙂

      1. How cute! I love the sweater too. 🙂

  2. She’s such a cutie patootie! I love her sweater with the adorable heart shaped buttons.

  3. She just adorable! And I love the sweater – so beautiful.

  4. Oh what a lovely little girl, wish I had one close by to cuddle. The cardi is gorgeous! I love the colours you used and the buttons are just perfect.

  5. I have to say, I have never wanted to knit but this blog is inspiring me to try! I SO want to make this sweater for my little girl. Our church has a group of ladies who knit once a week and they have agreed to teach me. Wish me luck!

    BTW, where ever did you get those adorable buttons?

    I am so enjoying this blog. It keeps me inspired to keep crafting!

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