We didn’t find out Hugo’s gender during our morphology scan so during my pregnancy I knitted baby clothes in pairs – girl and boy items, one for one.
This grandpa cardigan was one of the boy knits. I knitted it way back in September, but it languished as a work in progress for two reasons – firstly, the collar was my first attempt at wrap and turns and I did a horrible, terrible job, and, secondly, I couldn’t find the right buttons for love nor money.
The pattern is Baby Sophisticate, a free pattern by Linden Down, also found on Ravelry. The pattern is written for Aran weight/10 ply, but I knitted this one in 12 ply with 6mm needles (I followed the pattern for 0-3 mth size – I think I’ve ended up with a 6-9 mth size as hoped for). The yarn is Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 12 ply in Ensign.
It will keep Hugo nice and toasty this Canberra winter.