Hello, Baby Chestnut Hill Gansey Cardigan!
Some background – for 12 wonderful years I worked at The Tangled Web, a delightful yarn store in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. Chestnut Hill’s main street is Germantown Avenue, which until recently had trolley tracks embedded in cobblestones as its pavement. Inspired by that and by my deep deep love of textured knitting, I designed a series of sweaters and matching hats called The Chestnut Hill Ganseys*. The stockinette lines and seed stitch sections of the yoke pattern echoed the tracks and stones of Germantown Avenue. Like so:
Anyway, I knocked out pullovers from American Girl Doll size:
Eventually, there will be Gansey cardigans in all sizes because I love a cardigan with a textured yoke! Here is the first in that series, the Baby size:
Simple knit/purl patterned yoke, nice wide neck opening, and very little shaping all make for a pleasing knitting experience. This one was a fun knit. I wish I had more babies to knit for!
The pattern is available here. And if you’d like to make a matching hat (why wouldn’t you?!), go here for that pattern.
*History of the word “gansey” (or “guernsey) here.