Assalamualaikum and good morning!

Well, let me get this straight to the point! I stumbled upon on a very very clear instruction and tutorial on how to knit a top down baby cardigan. It is awesome! It is what I actually need for my own reference too! Remember I was saying that I will try my best to create a tutorial for knitting a simple cardigan? For the passed 3 months, my brain was working hard in order to find a best way to present my ideas/tutorial on a paper though actually it’s a very simple work. However, because I’ve been thinking with too much details, it took longer than I expected. The more I try to figure out, the more I confuse.  Well, obsessive thinking is not healthy. LoL. What I mean is, things that is actually simple can turn into a complicated matter when you do it in a hard way (and at the end, you will only going to trouble yourself) and so, I decided to delay it for now. Moreover, in my current situation right now, I still need to work out on my gauge and measurement skills >_< (Means, more revision need to be done)

Also, I need to snap a clear photos of this tutorial, and for that one, I need to buy a new camera!

Since I am enjoying my school holiday at this moment, I’ll take the opportunity to start doing my own tutorial and hope I’ll be able to publish it before the school start again next year. What I need now is to write down an easy pattern and explain them in Malay Language. Insya Allah. May Allah swt make it easier for all of us. Amin.

Alright, so, here is the tutorial I was talking about. Have a try and enjoy your first Baby Cardigan! (Thousands of thank you to the author for her hard work!)

Gramps – adorable outerwear for your grouchy little old man – by Emily Wessel

The Gramps Cardigan tutorial is created as a series of 5 illustrated posts, clearly explaining each of the techniques required to knit the Gramps Cardigan.

  1. Beginning your Sweater: Yarn and needle selection, knitting a gauge swatch, Understanding knitting pattern schematics.  [Post HERE]
  2. Top-Down Sweater Construction: Yoke: Provisional cast-on, Pattern Reading, and Increasing & Decreasing stitches to form Yoke [Post HERE]
  3. Top-Down Sweater Construction: Body & Arms: Separating sweater at the Underarm, casting-on stitches using backward loop method, and knitting in the round [Post HERE]
  4. Shawl Collar and Button Band: Picking Up Stitches along an edge, Short-Row Shaping, Buttonholes, Binding off in Pattern [Post HERE]
  5. Finishing Touches: Working Patch Pockets – Picking up stitches in the middle of knitted fabric, seaming, elbow patches [Post HERE]

Note by author:

For Knitting Teachers

This material is also intended to be useful to those who teach knitting. If you are a shop owner who runs knitting classes, and would like to use this tutorial for instruction, you are welcome to download the .pdfs and use them free of charge in your teaching activities.