July 12, 2013
I have no babies to knit for in my life at the moment, but I keep coming across the cutest little baby sweaters and finally had to knit a couple of them up. (And … I have a couple more on my list, too.) The first one is the Monarch Butterfly pattern, knit up in Madelinetosh Vintage in the Scarlet color. I made the 12 month size, just because that’s a good size to keep on display here at Loopy. The pattern went together very quickly (as is the case with tiny little sweaters!). The only change I would make is that I would delete the lace repeat that is right in the underarm area and would just do stockinette there the next time. See how the pattern kind of pooches out on that right side of the photo? That’s because there is a lace repeat right under the arm. Other than that, it was a great pattern to knit and would look pretty in any worsted weight yarn.
The second one I knit up is the Yoked Cardigan, which I knit in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in the Blackberry Colorway. I made the 12 month size in this, too. Every time I knit with Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, I remember how much I love it. So soft, such great color distribution, and easy care (which is especially important for kids knits.) I know the sleeves look a little longer on my version. I think it’s because I had it on a funny little mini-mannequin and you need a real baby with real shoulders to fill that out correctly!
Next up, I have two boy patterns picked out to work on. And maybe a cute little girl dress, too. I can’t seem to finish an adult-sized sweater, but I’m right on top of the baby ones. Have you made a baby sweater before? What are some of your favorite baby patterns?