Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

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Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by Plingie » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:57 am

I haven't done any knitting for baby - I've been in denial too long! :hide:

She will be a winter baby, so needs cardigans. Any suggestions on patterns? I'm probably not up for doing 4ply or lacey/patterns, as the days I have a seizure I'm a bit of a write off.

Ideas?

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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by MJ(Sam's Mummy) » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:06 am

I like this one http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/joey-2 I think I'll do the bigger version for Isla soon.
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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by Plingie » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:08 am

Ooh that's really cute

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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by goose » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:24 am

Milos are fast and easy, and great for chest warmth.
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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by goose » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:32 am

Ooooh puerperium looks sweet, I've never made one but it's been in my ravelry faves for a long long time :D
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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by Plingie » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:33 am

I love milo's - though I think I need to start with cardigans because we will be outside walking (to and from) school a lot. I have lots of blankets for using in the pram so that's good

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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by Plingie » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:34 am

Oh yeah puerperium looks sweet

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Post by goose » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:41 am

Plingie wrote:I love milo's - though I think I need to start with cardigans because we will be outside walking (to and from) school a lot. I have lots of blankets for using in the pram so that's good
Mmmm yeah, that's the downside. Great for at home days, but not so much for outdoors in winter.
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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by MJ(Sam's Mummy) » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:54 am

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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by Plingie » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:58 am

Ooh that 'hundreds' one is really cute!

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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by RachaelD » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:58 am

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gidday-baby

This one is free, and has a bit of interest around the yoke. If you used a bit of variegated for the contrast it will give it more interest too.
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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by MJ(Sam's Mummy) » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:01 am

I should admit, that despite all these links, I've never knitted a cardigan so I have no idea if they are quite or easy lol. But these are the ones I quite like, and I'm sure a tnner has knit some of them!
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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by Foxtrot » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:16 am

This one is super fast to knit up as it's worsted weight with big needles. I know it's lacy, but you could do the whole thing plain stockinette instead, or just do a purl row every 4 rows or so under the bodice to give it a stripey look. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... y-cardigan

eta - you can do the baby vertebrae in worsted weight too - that would be quick as it has no front. It's good for baby wearing as their tummy is against you anyway, so just their back and arms need to be warm. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-vertebrae

eta again - Oh I just remembered you can't do babywearing. I'm so sorry! It's a nice cardi anyway though.
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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by Plingie » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:18 am

Yeah very true- and that would look good with my squishy alpaca yarn!

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Re: Best/fastest NB cardigan pattern?

Post by Flutterby » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:18 am

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... instriping

I am about to do this for a friends newborn. A nice plain knit but with a little detail.
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