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Babycakes, by Laura Aylor, is a
tiny cardigan that uses an adaptation of Barbara Walkers top-down, seamless,
simultaneous set-in sleeve method. A great way to try this construction
technique if you arenít ready to commit to an adult sweater. Itís a bit
simpler because thereís no need for short-row shaping of the shoulders.
Sizes: 3 months (6 months, 12
months, 18 months)
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% merino, 225 yards)
About yarn weight - pattern is written at a dk weight gauge. One of the
suggested yarns - Madelinetosh 80/10/10 Sport
knits up nicely at a dk weight even though itís
classified as sport
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm)
Gauge: 20 stitches and 30 rows = 4" in stockinette
Yardage details: 190 (230,
300, 380) yards of sport weight wool yarn in MC.
55 (65, 80, 100) yards of CC. The optional crochet trim
requires 5-10 additional yards.
Skills needed: Provisional cast on, Picking up stitches, Increasing,
Decreasing and Backwards loop (e-wrap) cast on