Other than a couple of pairs of baby booties, I had not knit anything for our grandson, who turned one year old last month.
I knit sweaters for his twin sisters for Christmas 2013 and had enough yarn left over to knit a sweater for him.
I used Elizabeth Zimmerman’s February baby sweater on two needles but tweaked the pattern a bit by increasing the beginning stitch count to 70 stitches.
I also added buttons and button band down the the entire front and ribbing at the cuff. \
Okay, so maybe I just used her outline for the increases at the top of her sweater to make this top-down raglan sleeved sweater.
Is this sweater different enough that I can post the pattern?
The yarn is Louet Gems 100% Merino Wool light/worsted weight, 100 g/175 yd.
I used two entire hanks of the Pewter and part of a hank of the Linen. I knit the sleeves until I ran out of yarn making the ribbing extra long so the cuff can be folded back or not.
The buttons are almost a perfect match. Not that they need to match. I preferred less contrast so the stripes would be stand out more.
I added satin ribbon to the button side to give the button band more stability.
Added the same ribbon to the buttonhole side and did machine buttonholes in the ribbon before hand sewing around each buttonhole to secure the ribbon to the sweater.
Of course I had to show the model.
He’s a sweetheart!