Thursday, February 24, 2011
A Spring Baby Sweater
It's been a long time since I've featured baby clothes. I've been too focused on the Mitten Project! Sorry! It's time to remedy that. This sweater, Baby Pullover-Cardigan, is by Claudia Olson. It's about the most joyful baby sweater I've seen in ages! The combo of the pattern and the colorway combine for a fabulous effect. And Ms. Olson is generous enough to offer this patten, and several others, free of charge. (Thank you very much!)
This sweater can be knit as a cardi or as a pullover, and changing the colorway makes it a pretty versatile piece if you're into a more subdued palette. (Seriously, though, it's fun to find a variegated yarn based on the most common colors in your child's wardrobe. Then they can wear it with everything, and it doesn't have to be a neutral solid.) Knit side to side, it makes an easy project for even a very new knitter. If you haven't knit a garment side to side, try it! It offers very cool design possibilities.
As every mom knows, finding a spring sweater that your child doesn't want to play with or take off is a real coup. That makes the fact hat this can be a pullover or a cardi a huge benefit. (Pullovers are much harder to take off!) If you choose to make it, let Claudia know on Ravelry. I'm sure she'd enjoy seeing your photos!