My cousin is having her first baby, a boy, in March. She wants a blanket and I’ll make it (totally doing it in bulky weight) but I wanted to give her something she could actually use when he was born and give to her as a present now. So I decided to whip up one of my always adorable Baby Sophisticate cardigans.
Added bonus, I don’t know his name but I know their last name so I I embroidered their last name in my script on the bottom. It kind of gave it a little special touch and she loved it. Next time I’ll use embroidery thread but I couldn’t find it, so I just used the same yarn I knit the cardigan in, Caron Simply Soft. Honestly, that’s my go to yarn for baby gifts. It’s soft, machine washable and dryer friendly and it’s always on sale at a craft store.
I’ve got to make another one for a friend having a baby girl around the same time. She’s also getting a blanket but I just love these little cardigans for when they’re first born. You throw it over a little onesie and they’re warm and cute. Nothing better.