Before you get overly excited I have to tell you that I’m not knitting for another little Stitch!  I wish!  No, it’s for Alice-who-isn’t-a-cat! She’s having a baby!  In February.  It’s going to be either a boy or a girl.  Who knew? 😉

Obviously I have to knit for Squishy and where better place to start than with the lovely Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker which is available as a free download on Ravelry.  Thank you Kelly for this adorable pattern.

Such a simple little cardigan to construct.  It’s knitted all in one piece from the top down with the sleeves knitted on dpns, so no sewing up.  Hurrah!

The asymmetrical closing adds a touch of flair to an otherwise simple style, and I’m thinking, having never done the newborn bit, that this will be easy to get on and off Squishy in those precious early days.

The yarn is Debbie Bliss ecobaby in colour 14020, a lovely soft gender neutral pale sage green.  It’s a little splitty to knit with but so soft you forgive it.  It will be gentle on newborn skin so I can suck up a little bit of temperament in the knitting. I used two balls bought from Knitting Heaven in Leyland and I got the cardigan and hat from two balls and a smidge to spare.

The hat is the Simple Baby Hat by Alison Williams, which again is a free download from Ravelry.  I knitted this in an evening.  I sang Alison’s praises.  And this little hat has several sizes so I may make one each for my two.  They won’t take very long.

I suspect there will be more knitting for Squishy over the coming months.  Ma is working on a blanket too.  I’ll share, of course.