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baby smith handmade #2.

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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Other Baby Smith Handmade Projects:

Project #1:  Scalloped Blanket.

What is Baby Smith Handmade?

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5 Comments

  1. I’m not a mom, but I do a lot of shopping for nieces and nephews and am often disappointed by the color selection in many of the baby stores, especially for the girls. This sweater is lovely!

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  2. i am so impressed with your handiwork susan…your baby is a lucky gal.

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  3. this is so adorable! you knit?!? i’m so jealous!! 🙂

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  4. very nice. how many hours did it take

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  5. Betty (Arthungal) December 24, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    so adorable! And I want you to know that just yesterday I wore the wool scarf you made me years ago (in shades of olive/wasabi). So your handiwork is holding up through several winters, I love it and it is so warm. I am crossing my fingers for susie mey jr. to make an appearance on Christmas Eve!

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