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Baby Sweaters

January 20, 2018

Baby Sweater Collage.jpg

I’ve been knitting a lot, but not posting about it and so I thought I would do a  little roundup of all the baby sweaters I’ve done this winter.  You may get inspired to make one – I’ve included links to all the patterns!  They were very fun knits. They all used my favorite construction method, which is top down and seamless.  And for all the sweaters, I used Magic Loop on circular needles for the sleeves.  NO double points!

Fisherman's Baby Sweater

Fisherman’s Rib Baby Sweater

Fisherman's baby sweater on needles

The first one I finished was the Baby Fisherman’s Rib Sweater by OGE Knitwear Designs. This pattern was totally seamless, with the collar and button placket knit all together, with no stitches to pick up.  I knit the 6-12 month size in a gorgeous blue Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 85 wool that is really a dream to knit and a perfect yarn for baby knits – it’s machine washable.   I loved the texture on this pattern, because it knit up into a really thick sweater. And I really like the cute little white trim. My Ravelry page for that project is here.

Minty Green Sweater Full

Minty Green Sweater lining

Minty Green Sweater on Needles

The next sweater was a minty green Baby Raglan Sweater by Carole Barenys. This is a FREE pattern!  I knit the 12 month size with a few modifications.  I love the pretty neckline and raglan sleeves. Instead of straight stockinette, I did a little purl stitch every 4th row, staggered for a little texture.  I also knit an extra long hem and flipped it under for added weight. Here is my Ravelry page for that project. If you look at the pattern page for this on Ravelry, there are all kinds of colors and ideas that other people have knit to give you lots of inspiration.

Elwood Sweater

Elwood Sweater

Elwood sweater collar on needles

 

The next little sweater is one of my favorites!  SO fun. This was the Elwood Sweater pattern from the “Little Old Man Collection” from Jenny Wiebe. Adorable sweater for a little boy, with the shawl collar.  I knit the smallest size on extra small needles, because this sweater was for a preemie baby.  My Ravelry page is here and here is where I have all my notes for that project if you want to read them.

 

Norwegian Fir Full

Norwegian Fir Baby Sweater

Norwegian Fir sleeveNowegian Fir Yoke on Needles

And last but not least, I just finished this Apricot Norwegian Fir sweater for a little girl that is going to be born in the spring.  This is another pattern from OGE Knitwear Designs.  This is a very popular pattern, with over 400 project on Ravelry, so you can get a lot of different color ideas for this pattern. I knit the 3-6 months size and here is my Ravelry page for this so you can see my notes.  This was a very fun knit, with a cute lace accent on the raglan sleeves.

Hope you’re making something!

Elaine

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