Project #2: Shawl Collar Sweater.
I have always been one for a nice, thick, comfy sweater. The kind that reminds you of fall leaves and winter snow. The kind you wrap yourself in for a woodsy bonfire. Shawl collar sweaters are especially nice for this. I have a few myself, and thought that my little girl would like to feel as cozy as I feel when I’m in them. This baby sweater in peacock blue is a comfy addition to any baby girl’s wardrobe. I used Debbie Bliss’ Ribbed Baby Jacket pattern in size 0-3 months found via Ravelry. As for yarn, I used a beautiful skein of Manos del Urugu’ay yarn to knit this sweater. The yarn has got a folksy handspun pure wool kettle dyed finish.
The finished sweater has got cuffed sleeves and a big brown button for kicks. Baby clothes don’t have to be so baby anymore. When choosing the yarn for this sweater, I remember walking into the yarn shop with a specific type of yarn in mind. I told the lady behind the counter that I wanted to make a baby sweater, and she directed me to all the “baby yarns” in baby yellows, pinks and light purples. I shook my head. “Nope, this is not what I had in mind.” I walked over to the bins of Manos yarn and instantly fell in love. She disagreed with my selection for a baby sweater, but I bought 2 skeins anyway. I love how warm this sweater makes me feel inside. Makes me think of a log cabin and warm banana bread. Thanks to Lakshmi for her help with the pattern!
[peacock blue skein of yarn, from Manos del Urugu’ay.]
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