For a Brand New Person

This is a particularly dotey cardigan, made for a very new baby indeed. It’s the Puerperium cardigan, a wonderfully simple top-down seamless garment, sized to fit a newborn baby.

Jacqui used Malabrigo Arroyo for this project – it’s as soft as a newborn’s skin and superwash to boot. What’s more, it comes in absolutely lovely colours.

She was delighted to find how far a single skein stretched: not only was there enough for a simple matching hat (because babies need hats!), but after making both hat and cardigan, she had 20 grammes left over. That’s the same weight as the hat, and easily enough for a pair of matching booties. (The baby in question needed the cardigan, though, so there wasn’t time!)

An entire outfit from one skein of yarn – we love it!


  1. caroline cahill

    I love this pattern. Been waiting to find out what colour I need to make 🙂
    Found out kast night I’m knitting fir a little tiny boy ☆♡☆