If you look up the word cute in the dictionnary...


you'll find a picture of this adorable sweater.

I'm so happy to finally be able to show you this. I knit it last weekend for a friend and co-worker who's expecting her first child. She reads this blog, so I had to keep the in-progress details to myself. Today we threw her a knitting baby shower where she received many lovely knitted gifts from all the ladies at our work knitting club. Lucky baby, we can't wait to meet you!

As you no doubt know, I first came across this pattern on the queen of all knitterly things' blog. Having now knit one of these, I totally understand why Stephanie ran over to Lettuce Knit and bought every kit in sight. This is such a pleasant knit! The soft, squishy yarn, the top-down construction (no sewing up, yay!), the positively cheery palette. I don't often want to knit the same thing twice, but I'd revisit this darling thing in a heartbeat.

Pattern: Tulip Baby Cardigan, designed by Lindsay Pekny (mail-ordered it as a kit from Lettuce Knit)
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy Worsted Superwash Merino in Cool Fire, Giant Peach, Strange Harvest, Spring Tickle, Happy Forest, Blue Lagoon, Summer sky and Visual Purple (don't you just love the colour names?)

Given the thickness of the yarn (a heavy aran weight), this knit up really quickly. It was my first time trying applied I-cord and although I was intimidated at first, I'm tickled at how simple and neat this edging is. Expect to see I-cord finishing popping up on all my new knits :) Another charming detail is the K1, P1 row where the colour changes. It just adds that little pop that really makes the sweater come alive. A great, easy-to-follow pattern.