This is Little Oak. The pattern is by Alana Dakos.
Like all of the cardigans I’m making at the moment, I knitted it in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. I picked this wonderful bright green colour because the baby’s father is – like me – a passionate Ireland rugby fan. This was the closest I could get to the colour of an Ireland shirt. And the project itself went with me to Cardiff for the Quarter Final of the Rugby World Cup. (We lost. But we were outplayed and it was a great day out.)
I love the oak leaf detailing on the yoke of this cardigan. It’s a mix of cables and increases/decreases that work very cleverly with the yoke shaping. The tips of the oak leaves stand proud of the background thanks to a very clever way of working the same few stitches multiple times.
It’s a great pattern, and I’d highly recommend it if you’re looking for a baby pattern.
Meanwhile, a woman at work has just announced she’s expecting a baby next spring. So that’s another project to add to the list!