My little nephew has been on the outside now for two months! Of course, that is a milestone marked with a new sweater!
I thought I was making a cute and tiny sweater. I was nervous that he’d outgrow it before I got it sent off. I’m pleased to report, he received it and he’s got some room to grow! Yay! Not as tiny as I thought!
Sorry, no pics to share since he’s not my kid to plaster all over the internet but, my sister did send me a pretty funny picture of him crying while wearing the sweater. I’m definitely keeping it, so I can remind him, in the future, how much he loved the sweaters his auntie made him.
The sweater is a free pattern, Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekirk. It’s a pattern where one size is free, the smallest in this case. The remainder of the sizes, you pay for. Despite making the smallest size, I was able to get a sweater closer to the six month size! For once, having a loose gauge paid off! The yarn is KnitPicks, Felici in color Hawaiian Shirt. So cute!
It was a simple knit. Aside from gauge, I didn’t change a thing. It’s the perfect little baby sweater…frontless, so it doesn’t get spit up on. Also, facilitates skin-to-skin contact. That might be my favorite part. This isn’t just some cute thing that I wanted to do…it’s got an important developmental function! It’s necessary, even! Yay Knitting!
Up next, something tweedy for the little man. Perfect for fall…
I’m definitely about to binge start 6 projects! It’s gonna be so good!
ooh, I like that new yarn :)
Yay keep those unhappy sweater wearing pictures safe for the future! My own son is horrified when he sees photos of himself as a toddler – not knits in his case, but various bright coloured dungarees. He can’t believe what clothes we put him in – for us, it causes many a giggling moment!
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It’s so funny! I didn’t understand it at all when I was a kid :) The older I get, the most I understand adults…lol!