Wee Chickadee

Wee Chickadee is now available. This was the first of my adult patterns that I tried scaling down, the first couple of prototypes ended up as gifts for friends. 

I think the fact that the neckline of Eloise's is felted from drool is a good indication that this was well loved! Now there's a good argument for using superwash other than whether your recipient will be ok with handwashing. 

This little cardigan is a great shape for babies - round yokes go with their round shoulders perfectly and helps to ensure it fits for a good while (relatively speaking!). The cuffs look great folded up and directions are included for working the buttonholes on the left or the right. 

Don't worry! Eilidh's mom and Sarah were right out of frame - otherwise pom poms probably aren't really advisable as baby toys! 

Don't worry! Eilidh's mom and Sarah were right out of frame - otherwise pom poms probably aren't really advisable as baby toys! 

If you've never done stranded colourwork or made a top down sweater it's also an excellent pattern to try those out without the pressure of an adult garment fitting. Doesn't hurt that it's not nearly as much knitting either. Plus cute little models are excellent from distracting attention from any slightly less than perfect bits. 

Eileidh was almost six months and wearing the slightly big 6-9 month size. 

Eileidh was almost six months and wearing the slightly big 6-9 month size. 

Miles who is four and a half months was wearing the 3-6 month size. 

Miles who is four and a half months was wearing the 3-6 month size. 

The pattern in sizes 3 months to 4 years can be found here. 

 

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