cardigan

weaving baskets.

I had the pleasure of testing this sweet little baby coat, which I was able to work up last week. It was a pleasure to work up.

woven basket - hood

woven basket - front

Pattern: Woven Basket Baby Coat by Lisa Chemery (due to be released at the end of the month)

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool in Natural Mix (1.2 balls)

Needles: 6.00mm and 6.5mm

woven basket - hood up

Lisa asked me to make the 0-3mos size which worked out perfectly as Tiny Tuna is 12 weeks tomorrow. He’s at the top end of the sizing but I think this will fit him through October then I will put it away for *hopefully* a future child :)

woven basket - front 3

The woven basket pattern was easy to learn – it really makes the coat. I love how she worked the buttons into the band. Very genius.

woven basket - hood down

The construction of this coat is a classic raglan but because you start with the hood, when you cast off at the bottom, you feel that the bulk of the project is finished. There are some little details – like a slight tapering of the hood – that really make this project special.

woven basket - side hood

Isn`t that the perfect fit!

The sleeves are tapered slightly which is really nice – no bulky, baggy cuffs! I also added an extra row of buttons because I had 6 and I thought why not use them all instead of just 4.

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I left off the pockets – I can always add them later or to larger versions (I will definitely be making this again).

woven basket - side

Thank you for the opportunity to test for you, Lisa – it was a pleasure!

4 thoughts on “weaving baskets.

  1. Ah, your baby is too cute. Congrats on the one month milestone. I bet time is flying for you guys. Enjoy every moment; they grow up fast. The cardigan is gorgeous.

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