Plus it turns out that baby knitting is a great way to use up leftover yarns and those random single skeins I used to pick up at fiber festivals.
pattern: bitty cabled cardigan, by Heather Cabanas
yarn: knit picks swish worsted, dove heather, 1.5 skeins
needles: US 6
Easy-peasy wee cardigan! I love the top-down construction, and the cables were fun to knit. Next time I might reverse the cables on one side so that they're mirror images. A very fast little project. I picked out the inexpensive navy buttons at JoAnn. I've kind of given up on finding great buttons -- if you have any bright ideas or great sources, please share!
This is a pretty strong contender for what our little guy will wear home from the hospital this autumn. : )
P.S. There's now a bigger bitty cabled cardigan pattern with larger sizes.