Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Heirloom Knitting for a New Niece


Yes, it's true, we have more Caffee's on the way. I know that many of you remember Cristina and Daniel, who had little Zoe just hours after the devastating tornado last year, well they have another little girl on the way! Yes, all of the Caffee girls were pregnant together again this time. Who knew that I would get to be in this group again?! So now that little Levi is here and has his gift, it's time to knit for our new girly coming next. Cristina loves ruffles, pretty colors, and lace so the picture above was my vision for this little cardigan.

 I'm using the In Threes pattern that I used for a cardi last year (for Claire). I changed it up a bit to make it a little more dressy/heirloom. Instead of the garter stitch rows that the pattern calls for, I knit those in 1x1 rib. I love the way it looks so far! (You can see all of the details of my pattern modifications HERE) This pattern is a super fast top down knit, with only two ends to weave in! I think I may have to sew up a frilly heirloom dress to go with this when I'm done. A soft pink with pretty lace or netting?? Hmmm...


The mix of heirloom sewing and heirloom-ish knitting is really making me happy right now! And dreaming it all up, with a new sweet babe in mind, is so much fun! *Love* xo, Sam

9 comments:

Keowdie said...

That is lovely! What a lucky little one.

Kristin Hankins said...

GORGEOUS! I really need to learn to knit!

Kelly said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I love the color combos you come up with!

daydream in colour said...

This is gorgeous. It will look beautiful teemed with a lovely frilly dress. Just perfect for a perfect little girl.
xx Susan

Melissa said...

You have such great taste in your knitting projects and style. I'm so glad I found your blog you now have me back to knitting=)

Samantha Caffee said...

Do it!!! You won't regret it! It's really only two stitches do it's easy after that!!

Bethany said...

That cardigan is so pretty! I'm loving all the baby updates... how exciting to be blessed with those little ones:D

God bless!

Samantha Caffee said...

Thank you sweet Bethany!

MrsDG@TalesFromHomemadeHouse said...

It looks lovely! have you sewn the little white pearl beads onto the cardigan? :)