Pattern: Fred Textured Sweater from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms, Beautiful Designs Using Organic Yarns by Louisa Harding
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort (20% organic cotton, 80% fine wool), 3 skeins
Needles: Crystal Palace straight size 3.75mm and 4mm, addi circular 3.75mm for finishing neck edging
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches st st with 4mm needles
Size: 6 mos.
Started: knit this swatch on Aug 13 and started the project shortly thereafter
Completed: Nov 9
Notes: The left front shoulder has three buttonholes. I crocheted three small buttons because I didn’t have small enough buttons on hand.
I worked on this little baby sweater secretly for months and finally mailed it off last week. Just in time -the little guy was born this week. The chevron pattern is easy, but required a bit more attention to keep the pattern correct when incorporating the decreases for the body pieces and the increases for the sleeves. I think the start/end markers on the chart for the sleeves are off a stitch because they didn’t match up to the number of CO stitches. I adjusted the markers to make it work. I chose unbleached white, but the yarn also comes in other gorgeous colors.
I love the progress shot above – I thought I was so close to finishing, but then the sleeves – baby or adult they always take longer than you expect!
11/16/2006 at 10:49 am
Cute sweater! The intended baby will be nice and warm in that adorable hand-knit!
11/16/2006 at 11:02 am
very cute sweater! i’m sure it’ll look fabulous on the new baby 🙂
11/16/2006 at 11:18 am
That is a beautiful sweater – I like the natural white with the laceish type pattern – great choice!
11/16/2006 at 1:07 pm
The sweater looks great! I have been looking at patterns in that book for quite some time, and you have inspired me to pick something and knit it!
11/16/2006 at 1:32 pm
This sweater and your recent surprise sweater are both great! i have never used the Green Mountain Spinnery yarn but have been eyeing it because of the Harding book, how is it to work with?
11/16/2006 at 1:35 pm
I love the look of that, it makes you want to run your hands over it to feel the texture. That’s one lucky baby.
11/16/2006 at 9:32 pm
Lovely sweater and lucky baby! Nowadays, I work the sleeves first whenever I can 🙂 Sort of ‘to get them done with’ mentality.
11/17/2006 at 12:34 am
awww……..how cute is that! i think babies look way too adorable in handknits.
11/18/2006 at 5:15 pm
i love the pictures of this sweater! much nicer then the ones in the book,now that I have seen how nice it is I shall have to put it on my to-do list for the grandson 🙂