Wednesday, 22 May 2013

a fairisle baby cardi

This is the third version of this Steps To Stranded fairisle pattern I've made, (another  here). This one is for my friend Julie's baby, due very soon. And if he or she is anything like big sister, there'll be very blond fluffy duckling hair and beautifully delicate features. I thought these bright colours would look perfect.

I used Millamia soft merino yarn for the main colour, and some teal sock yarn and cream Debbie Bliss Cashmerino for the fairisle yoke. I realised too late that I missed two rows from the fairisle pattern but I don't think it matters.

The pattern uses 2.75mm needles and lace weight yarn, but I used 3.25mm and 4 ply instead. The 3 - 6 month size has come out slightly larger; more like 6 - 9 months.

I'm liking this version so much that I'm itching to make another for Betty in the same colours.


  1. Oh my goodness! I LOVE it! What a cute design - and the colours you've picked are stunning! Your friend will love it, I'm sure!

  2. It's beautiful! Love the colours and buttons.

  3. I've always wanted to try fairisle and your cardigan is so beautiful I am going to have to give it a try..............
    Sue x

    1. Go for it! It's really not as difficult as you'd think and is quite addictive! x