Modification Monday: Ends Baby Cardi

And the winner of the skein of Kettle Yarn Co. Islington DK is….. Sarah! Congrats, Sarah! I’ll be in touch soon about your address!

Modification Monday: Ends Baby Cardigan |

Original Pattern: Playdate

Knitter Extraordinaire: Laura (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Changed the solid colour baby cardi to be a stashbusting extravaganza using up 14 + different yarns and colours to add stripes and dots to this awesome cardi. Details – including great tips on weaving in ends- can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: Not only is this baby cardi drop dead gorgeous, I am so inspired by how it stash busted so effectively! Laura even noted in her project page that she used more than the 14 different yarns for the stripes and dots in the stripes. If you are the kind of knitter that keeps her leftover skeins and scraps organized together by weight, then I urge you to take a look at that stash and see if you have enough for an awesome little sweater like this (could also be a great cowl in the same design, if there’s no one you know having a wee one anytime soon!). Laura does note that there were a lot of ends to weave in, and she has some great links to help weave as you go, which is worth checking out. Plus, more adorable photos of this little cutie in a fabulous sweater!

Modification Monday: Ends Baby Cardigan |


  1. Christine   •  

    This is the cutest little sweater & baby. And a pattern that uses scraps is a bonus.

  2. miss agnes   •  

    Gorgeous baby and gorgeous cardi. I’m off to check her end weaving tips, because who doesn’t need this? I’m in the middle of a four color Outline, and already see too many ends that will call my attention later. And this is a great stashbusting idea, by the way.

  3. Loulou   •  

    Ok, that takes the cakes on the cuteness scale!

  4. Heather   •  

    Wow that is the cutest cardigan! I want one in an adult size!!

  5. Carla   •  

    It’s just darling. I can’t seem to throw out little bits of yarn, so this is just the ticket : )
    Thank you!

  6. Elsie Pop   •  

    Oh. My. Goodness. This is SO adorable!! The baby and the cardi – equally adorable! What a fab idea for scraps, I never know what to do with mine. xx

  7. Heather   •  

    I wonder how she did the colour pattern?

  8. AngelaH   •  

    This is the most adorable baby cardi I’ve seen in a while, and wow, those colours. It both makes me want to try this myself and worried I’ll fail to come up with something as excellent. So gorgeous!

  9. Jenny   •  

    best idea for stash busting ever – I always love when someone knits/makes some baby clothes with a more ‘adult’ design to them, you know what I mean? babies usually just have the block pastel/bright colours, but this design work brings images of large sweaters to mind – and he looks sooooo coy in that last picture 🙂 jenny xx

  10. Laura   •  

    Thanks for the feature Julie! I love the idea of a cowl; that would be much more manageable and less daunting than an adult cardigan.

    Heather: As far as colours go, I kind of just lay out a few of my scraps in a row, made sure they didn’t clash terribly, and then just knit them. Other than making sure I didn’t repeat a colour too frequently, I didn’t want to overthink it.

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