Baby Sweater from Vintage Pattern
I finally finished the baby sweater for Jona, (Bob’s cousin Tom Beatty’s daughter).
I used a vintage pattern.
The Vintage Pattern I used is from the book; Beehive for Bairns Volume 4
hand knit baby sweater
It is still a little big on baby Emily…
I have lately enjoyed knitting projects from vintage knitting patterns. The sweater I knit for baby Emily was a vintage pattern from a vintage (1950’s or 60’s) booklet called Beehive for Bairns Volume 4 Eyelet Lace Sweater.
Eyelet lace baby sweater pattern (pdf format)
Becca is having a baby girl. I asked her to pick out a knitted sweater pattern that I could knit for her new baby. She chose an off-white classic sweater with wooden buttons. It turned out really adorable!
I used a free pattern from the website Ravelry.
Or you can download it here: Sunnyside Baby Cardigan
Becca wanted the “boy version”, with the straight edge. For the hat I used a plain hat pattern and changed it to match the sweater with the border on the bottom and the cabling (like the sweater) evenly distributed around the hat.
The yarn I used was Tanis Purple Label Cashmere Sock and I loved it…so soft!
I used the color “natural” and I ordered it from firstname.lastname@example.org (both the sweater and hat was made from one skein of yarn-making the 3-6 month size).
Wooden buttons were ordered from Etsy’s buttonsbraidsandmore (25 Pcs – 1 Lot, Coffee 4 Holes Round Wood Sewing Buttons 11mm(3/8″) Dia).
I decided to make a cardigan and sweater for a baby gift to Ellen Riley’s first granddaughter. (Karen’s baby Emerson…Karen is my daughter Jennifer’s good friend and has been ever since they were tiny children.) I found the pattern to knit this beautiful cardigan and bonnet by Sirdar (It can be found on the internet at Patternfish…sorry…this one I cannot share for free.) But I will say it does work up very quickly. It took a bit of a learning curve for me since this was the first time I worked with English abbreviations (as in Great Britain- English) not American knitting abbreviations. But thank goodness for the internet.
It turned out beautiful!
Having already made a sweater for my grandchildren Becca, Henry and Jack (last year) I decided it was time to get out the knitting needles again. Caroline has not received one so I decided hers would be the first one I did this time around. I found an adorable sweater and hat called Sweetheart Sweater Set (the knitting pattern is a free download). (Or here’s a pdf copy of sweetheart sweater set knitting pattern).
Links to knitting projects:
Adorable knitted baby hats: Strawberry hat, lemon hat, watermelon hat and bunny hat.
Pictures of Caroline in her sweater: