dirty doz: *not quite as ugly as intended* baby sweater

fair isle cardi So I learned how to do Fair Isle correctly so that's cool.

I was just scoping baby sweater patterns using fingering weight to try and eat up some stash and stumbled upon this pattern by Purl Soho. It seemed like the perfect way to use some long forgotten leftovers from my Lauren cardigan aka: the single project that got me into knitting for real. Plus I could throw a few Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails in there for added color excitement? YUP. Db and I went online and chose the most garish colors we could and this sweater was born. It only took a little over a week to knit up (hell yeah for babies being small!) and I'm really into how it turned out even though it's not nearly as clashy and hideous as I was anticipating. It's still cute! I'm considering a matching hat or bonnet but so far haven't found the right pattern.

The pattern for the sweater however…

Did not like.

I'm not usually such a hater on patterns but this was just too annoying to work on to not mention it. The way the sleeves are attached? Super strange. It's knit from the bottom up which was surprising to me also. Overall, I like how it turned out but didn't like actually making it all that much. Just being honest. Not many other people mentioned this in their Ravelry notes though so maybe it's just me. However, when I buy a pattern from the place that has the best online technique tutorials out there AND it's costs $8 for a pdf… I expect it to be less nebulous than this pattern is.

Anyways, overall success! Can't wait to put it on an actual human baby, I'm sure it'll be endlessly cuter that way!

Baby Girl Fair Isle Cardigan by Purl Soho
Louet Gems Fingering in Goldenrod
Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails in Neon Peach, Button Jar Blue, Edison Bulb and Antlerfair isle cardi fair isle cardi
This last one is how I felt about knitting the damn thing. What. A. Mess.
Sweater from hell


  1. It's not ugly at all!
    I'm going to my local knitting guild meeting today, I am the name tag lady, we have over 300 members, yikes.
    Happy Knitting, Lisa Sorensen

    1. Thanks Lisa! I hope you have fun at your knitting guild meeting :)

  2. Adorable ... and not ugly. (Sorry!)