In keeping with my favorite baby knit theme of mini’s I recently knit up this lovely little Gramps Cardigan. There are a few knits out there designed to replicate the glory that is the old man sweater. I think everyone’s grampa has a signature sweater, something comfortable and likely made with love. A sweater that was probably made by gramma or great gramma. A sweater meant not to just be worn, but to be worn out. Patches, repair jobs, replaced buttons, all are the hallmark of the grampa sweater.
This little number has the cabled lovliness and shawl collar that say: I am a comfortable sweater and I have been made with love! I normally wouldn’t knit this cardigan in such a variegated yarn (Madelinetosh Merino DK in Plaid Blanket), why go to all the trouble of cables if they are just going to be hidden in the changing colours of the yarn? But it really does work. Ann turned me on to this pattern/yarn combo and boy was she right!