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The finished buttercup cardigan

buttercup baby cardibuttercup cardigan for H

I finally finished my new cardigan for H – my main Christmas gift to him. I just love this wool – it’s 100% Shetland wool from Jamieson & Smith, in a gorgeous warm yellow called Buttercup. Jamieson & Smith wool has got a lovely feel perfect for really warm baby clothes (it’s surprisingly hard to find real wool baby jumpers) – it’s warm, cosy and soft without being at all fluffy or itchy, and just a little tweedy in its visual effect. This cardi only used 2 or 3 little 25g balls of wool costing a few pounds each, delivered swiftly to my door from the Shetlands. The pattern is Sirdar and I’ve made it in size 6-12 months. I’m really happy with the way it’s turned out and can’t wait to see little H in it on Christmas day!

buttercup cardigan for H


About Olivia

The experiences of a 30-something London journalist on maternity leave. My beautiful son, who is six months old (corrected) as I start this blog, became critically ill in the womb with a terrifying condition called hydrops fetalis and underwent fetal surgery. He was born two months premature and spent his first five months in hospital, finally coming home in June 2011. Although he is now doing really well, he still has some health issues. Why ‘A Mother Knows’? Beacuse the one thing I have learned so far is that a mother knows her child best. Better than the health visitor, better than the midwives, better than the breastfeeding counsellors, better than the people selling useless baby products designed to make you feel bad, better than her own mother, better than any other mother.


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