FO: Baby Tea Leaves

I’ve just finished another cute little baby cardigan.  This one is Baby Tea Leaves.


This one is for the daughter of someone I work with.  I have a huge amount of respect for him and his wife.  Part of the way through the pregnancy they found out that their baby has Down’s Syndrome.  I have been left in awe by the calm and joyful way they’ve approached the challenges facing them with the pregnancy (which was a difficult one) and their new little girl.

The pattern is by Melissa La Barre, and it’s a fantastic top-down cardigan (which I much prefer to bottom up, particularly for baby knits).  The ruched effect on the yoke is achieved by a mix of changed needle sizes and some clever increases.  As always, the yarn is Baby Cashmerino, and the buttons are from Textile Garden.  For once, I made it with no modifications, except to make the button bands a little wider to better match the size of the buttons.

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