Garter Stitch Baby SweaterJanuary 29, 2017
This darling little sweater is another top down, no seam sweater – my favorite method of garment making. Plus I love the look of garter stitch, so this sweater had to be made. The little yoke, with its raglan yarn overs, was a sweet touch. I loved everything about this pattern.
I used Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino, a super soft worsted weight wool that is machine washable. I like using this for baby items. It’s so nice to knit with – and even softer than regular wool.
I love the look of little beige sweaters for babies, but I wanted to introduce a little color on this one, so I picked out an aqua color and did some two color knitting. This was done in garter stitch, so you may not be able to tell that it is simply a “knit one in beige, knit one in aqua” repeat. On the next row, you just knit the opposite colors over each stitch. It creates a stranded look with the colored yarn only if you hold the colored yarn in your right hand. If you want to see how I knit with two colors at once, you can see a video of this here.
This pattern calls for slipping the first stitch on every row on the front. This makes a really nice, flat decorative edge. However, if you miss just one stitch, like I did, it looks bad:
What to do? The mistake was glaringly right in the front. I came up with a solution – I crocheted a decorative edge over the top, using just a simple single crochet. It worked beautifully and I really liked the finished look of it:
I was able to find the perfect button for this sweater – a little aqua wooden button that was the sweetest finishing touch.
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