Completed: Gramps

Koen’s nephew turned 1 year last October, and like his uncle he’s very tall for his age. I made some crochet booties on July but they were too small for him. Decided not to make the same mistake again I knitted this Gramps in size 18 – 24 months for this Christmas.

This first picture is from before blocking it. That’s why it looks a bit wonky.

And you can see here that it’s a little bit large but he will soon fill it.


I used Cascade 220 superwash for the first time and I was surprised at its softness. It felt different than normal Cascade 220. I recommend this yarn for baby projects for its easy care and because it is extremely soft. I think it would be a good option for a baby blanket because it’s also very affordable.

The original pattern included pockets, but I was so overloaded at the moment that I didn’t have time to make them. The cardigan is also cute without them and the parents are happy with it. Next time I should start earlier with Christmas presents. Sigh, every year the same.

Ravelry project here.


  1. It’s so cute. I love the detail of those little buttons. They look exactly like buttons on a cardigan my grandfather still wears!
    I have a niece or nephew coming along soon and I’ve been thinking about making a Gramps for the baby, whether it’s a boy or girl. I’ll keep your cascade superwash recommendation in mind.

  2. I had buttons like that in mind even before buying them, so once I found them I did check others. The color is not exactly the same as the cardigan but I think they look very cute.

    It’s a very easy knit and I’m sure yours will be fantastic. When is the baby due to be born?

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