I adore this lovely top down cardigan baby sweater! I love the classic lines and the sweet lace detail at the shoulders! It’s called Nowegian Fir Top Down Cardigan and it’s by Oge Knitwear Designs. She has so many lovely designs, this won’t be the last one I knit.
This sweater has been the subject of some very intensive Instagram discussions. First, I ran out of yarn. Yes, I do this sometimes. I start a sweater with too little yarn, knowing I can’t finish. I always think that I’ll magically figure it out somehow along the way! Well, I got to the end of my skein, and I almost made it a little crop top with 3/4 length sleeves.
Though my IG followers were 50/50 about adding the cream, I bit the bullet and finished with a cream color-block section. I figured I could pull it out if I didn’t like it, but I adore it! The additional suggestion from my community was to add another couple of rows of taupe near the bottom to tie it together. But, I like it more strictly color-blocked in this way. The yarn is Madelinetosh Vintage (I’m pretty sure). They were loose balls in my stash, so . . .
Next, I put up 4 different button choices, and another lively debate ensued. You’ll have to check it out over on IG if you want to see how crazy it got! I’m happy with my selection. The scalloped edge and little engraved detailing matches well with the lace detail along the raglan sleeve.
Finally, the trick is to decide who to give this lovely top down cardigan baby sweater to. Of course, the baby I knit it for is now too big for it. It always seem to work this way. Am I the only one? Well, there are a couple more pregnant ladies in my life, and now I have the most darling little gift waiting!
Please can u you tell me where I may get this pattern it’s beautiful
The link is above in the blog post. It’s called OGE Norwegian Fir Pattern. Here’s a Ravlery link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/norwegian-fir-top-down-cardigan
Sue phillips says
Hi Mare, iv just purchased this pattern on Love Knitting at a little cost. Hope you find it.
Kavya h says
Hi..Where can I find the pattern?
Hi! It’s linked to above in the blog post, but here is the link to it in Ravlery: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/norwegian-fir-top-down-cardigan
Is this pattern pretty well written? Is it a chart or written out? I really want to purchase it, but I don’t want to get stuck with something too confusing. Thanks!
Hi Casey, It’s a pretty well written pattern. I didn’t have any trouble following it. And, I just got an update for it that said it wrote out more details and made clear some confusing parts, so I think it’s already gotten better since then. Give it a whirl!
Thank you, I will!
Well that’s good, because I purchased it a couple months ago and ended up writing out 2/3rds of the pattern. The pattern says about a third in to continue on as for previous increases, etc., but with the inserts at the shoulders it would have been confusing for a newbie. I didn’t appreciate paying for a pattern that I had to completely finish writing out the directions myself, but all said and done, it’s a very classy pattern.
Thanks for your thoughts on it – I think they must have fixed that issue in the new update. Thanks so much for sharing. I guess its funny how you lose sight of how much information you know just automatically!
Me encanta tu chaquetita, por ello me gustaría seguir tus trabajos. Solo se Castellano. Un saludo
I’m a new knitter and this up dated pattern is very easy. Can’t stop knitting them!
Vera - OGE Knitwear Designs says
Just had to comment on your beautiful work. You certainly have done my pattern proud!!!! Thanks for sharing.
In response to FLAXANDTWINE, as I have mentioned on Ravlry, we have taken on board all the feedback regarding this pattern, and together with one of our Technical Editors, have added further instructions, in full, row by row. Four more additional sizes are included, which have been test knitted through the Ravelry Testing Pool.
OGE Knitwear Designs.
Your welcome Vera! It’s a beautiful pattern. I will let people know there are updates. I didn’t have any trouble following the pattern but some of my readers will be excited there are more details. It is so lovely! Glad there are more sizes, too!
I am a beginner and I want to purchase this lovely pattern ,simply I want to know if it is written row by row or it is only a chart
Hi Mona, it is written out row by row. They’ve done a lot of improvements to the pattern too.
Beatriz Nieves says
Es muy lindo, pero al no entender el idioma me resulta complicado hacerlo. No se puede traducir la página?
Sorry, I don’t have that capability. Good luck!
vonnie farrell says
Would love to have the pattern of beautifull gardigan for my granddaughter
Hi Vonnie, If you click on the links in the post, it will show exactly where to purchase it. Or, You can just search Norwegian fir cardigan on google and it will come up!
Magnifique!!!! BRavo pour ce joli travail.
Où pourrais je trouver les explications ?
Hi – Just click on the link in the post. The pattern is on Ravelry. You can search online for Norwegian Fir Pattern. Happy Knitting!!
Mam if u could please upload the pattern in english with detailed description for 8 years old baby girl I would be highly obliged
Thanks in anticipation
I’m so glad you like the sweater. The link to the pattern is in the post above. The 8 year old will love it!
Bonjour, j’aimerais tellement acheter ce modèle mais je crois qu’il n’est pas disponible en français ? Est-ce qu’une traduction en français est envisagée ? Merci de votre réponse !
Je suis vraiment désolé, mais je n’ai pas de traduction en français. Je ne pense pas que l’un soit disponible.
Jutta Schubert says
This is a very lovely cardigan! I would like to knit for my grandchild. Could you please let me know for what size(s) the pattern is written? Thank you!
It comes in these sizes: Sizes, 0 – 3 months — 3 – 6 months — 6 – 12 months — 12 – 18 months — 2 – 3 years — 4 – 5 years — 6 – 7 years — 8 – 9 years
I’d love to knit this in 4ply – could I just follow the instructions for a bigger size using the finer wool? If so, what size would you suggest I use for a three to six month old?
Hi Colleen, This is very doable in theory, however so much of this depends on your gauge and needle size on the finer wool. I recommend making a swatch and doing the calculation to see how much it would likely shrink the overall size, etc.
Thanks for the prompt reply Anne, and that’s great advice.
Are the updates on the pattern when you purchase it on Ravelry?
Yes – they come with the pattern when you buy it!
Is this pattern written in English?
Yes – it comes in English. So pretty!
Helena Rokos says
DO you have instruction video of this beautiful Cardigan ? I Have trouble with reading patterns. Thank You 🙂
Hi Helena, I’m so sorry I don’t. It’s not my pattern. Good luck!
Hi first time for knitting from the top down, I am not sure what to do when dividing for the sleeves? How do you get to the back stitches after putting the 36 sleeve stitches on a holder?
Hi Cindy, This is not my pattern. YOu can contact the designer. I linked to her above!
Wilma Fetz says
Kann ich das Muster auch in Deutsch bestellen?