This is Sandi Rosner’s sensibly named “Infant Set III.” As you quickly see, I didn’t make the set, which included this cardigan, a cute cap with earflaps, booties and a blanket. Somehow I was only drawn to the cardigan. The pattern is Ann Norling #86. Her company’s patterns are not available for download. But there are many shops and sites selling them.
My only modification was to extend the button band to include a bottom band. I picked up stitches all around and mitered the corners. To accomplish the mitering, I placed a marker at the center point of the two corners and then increased one stitch on each side of the marker, every other row. I am very pleased that the modification gives this little sweater a more finished look.
The cardigan is knitted in Vintage DK by Berroco. It’s an interesting bouncy blend of 50% acrylic, 40% wool and 10% nylon.
While I have nothing but kudos for Rosner’s simply named pattern, I’ve called it my Paradise cardigan. That’s because I purchased the pattern in the small Upper Peninsula town of Paradise, at a multi-craft shop with an interesting selection of quality yarns: Village Fabrics & Crafts.