Baby Boy Textured Stitch Pullover Sweater & Pom Pom HatDecember 9, 2016
I just finished this little pullover sweater and hat for a little boy. Once again, this is a seamless construction with lots of knitting in the round. I may never make another garment with seams again! I really like knitting from the top down and having no seams to sew up.
The sweater is a pattern from Frogginette and is very detailed and well written. I knit the 12 month size and came out with a 20″ chest, which was exactly what the pattern said so my gauge must have been right on (did I do a gauge swatch – no, I’m so bad about that!). I knit this in Cascade yarns Superwash, so the baby’s mother can put the sweater in the washing machine. The yarn relaxed like crazy after I blocked it and I was concerned it relaxed too much but the gauge ended up correct, so I was okay. The color I used is 862 Walnut Heather.
I used Addi Lace Circular needles, using Magic Loop. The Addi Lace were really nice on this project because the textured stitch pattern required a “knit 2 tog without dropping stitches off your needle then knit the first stitch again and then drop the stitches off” and it was easier to do with the very pointy lace needles.
The hat pattern was just something I improvised and incorporated the textured stitch pattern from the sweater. It’s super easy – just knit a few rows of stockinette stitch so the edge curls and then knit a little square and cast off, doing a three-needle bindoff. Super simple. I added two pom poms, which I thought was cute.
Hope you’re knitting something!
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