Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"Babies are such a nice way to start people." ~ Don Herrold

I have mentioned before that I have been knitting up baby sweaters as many of my friends become first-time grandparents.  I have been fairly consistently using the same pattern, Cute As One Button.  It is not complicated and is a good social knit.  And social knitting is exactly what I was doing the other evening with my group of knitting friends.  

The yarn that I'm using is one that I have used before, Plymouth Encore Colorspun, and is from the stash that I picked up while in Florida. This yarn is 25% wool and 75% acrylic, which means that it can go right in the washer and dryer - how I prefer to have baby sweaters.  It knits up really nicely and has a nice, even lay to it.

Anyhow, I'm knitting away the other night, and chatting away as well.  I made significant progress in a short bit of time and put the cardigan down to take a good look.  Suddenly I exclaimed, 

       "These colors look like camouflage - camouflage!  Is it ok for a baby's sweater to look like camouflage?"

Conversation ensued with mostly affirmative responses, and I came to the conclusion that, since this little boy's grandfather is an avid outdoorsman and hunter, yes - having a camo-cardigan is going to be ok.  So Ken, this cardigan is as much for you as it will be for your new grandson!


  1. The sweater is so very cute..... Your favorite things have become my favorite things.
    Smiles, Dottie

  2. Adorable little cardigan! I love the cameo shades!

  3. I love these colors. Perfect for a baby boy!

    1. Thank you Carolyn! It just struck me suddenly how much it looked like camo - but the soon-to-be grandparents love it!

  4. How sweet is that. I am sure those moms are over the moon with those cute sweaters xox Clarice

  5. You always knit such adorable baby sweaters, choosing gorgeous colors that work so well with each pattern. You're inspiring me to cast on and have a few on hand when the occasion arises!