It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but I’ve been busy knitting and crocheting this, that, and the other. Most recently, I finished a sweet little striped raglan baby sweater for a friend who’s expecting in a few months.
Isn’t it so cute?
Pattern: Just a top-down raglan, with a little neck shaping, a garter button band, and ribbing at the hem and cuffs; I didn’t follow any particular pattern.
Yarn: One of my all-time favorites for baby knitting: Berroco Vintage, in mochi (off-white), dark denim (navy), sunny (yellow), and fennel (heather green). I used US 5 and US 7 needles.
Finished dimensions: 18″ chest circumference, 5.25″ sleeve length to underarm, 10.5″ shoulder to hem. I was aiming for about 3-month size (for this winter – baby is due beginning of November), and I hope I came close.
As you can imagine, knitting a wee sweater with 4 different colors of yarn results in a ton of yarn ends. But I took this in stride, and wove in the ends as I went, as much as possible. Besides, if you want a colorful sweater, you have to have lots of colorful yarn ends, right?
Not too terrible, I hope.
I was really pleased to find nicely complementary buttons at my local Joann’s. They are yellow with a thin white/green kind of rim, and just the right size.
I hope this little sweater fits, and that the recipient looks great in it!