Creamy Cotton Baby Sweater

I knitted this sweater while pregnant with Tum Tum.  It’s size 12 months, and runs true to size, but today he tried it on and it fits him well, since he’s a hulk of a baby!

The pattern is from this book.  It’s her knit-in-one-piece-type baby sweater, which is supposed to have a ribbon tie in the back,  but my boy is actually wearing it backwards as a v-neck.  I think it looks pretty cute that way, don’t you?  The things I’d change next time – make the sweater a few rows longer, since Tum Tum has a long torso, and I’d make the sleeves a bit shorter, since I had to cuff them twice.

The yarn is an organic unbleached cotton from France that I purchased at an estate sale.  It is soft, buttery, and wonderful to work with – more stretchy and forgiving than a lot of cottons I’ve used previously. I spent $1 and got enough yarn for maybe two baby sweaters plus booties.

I have two other FOs waiting to be posted – including the yellow project from last weekend.  I hope to get to them up soon – it’s just difficult to get a decent photo of a very squirmy 5-month old in his new gear!

4 thoughts on “Creamy Cotton Baby Sweater”

  1. Hi Angela,
    I know we didn’t know each other well at Grinnell but I read your plan, and now your blog. I have to say that this is one of the cutest baby pictures I’ve seen of all Grinnell cute baby pictures. I really enjoy the stories about your kids and the stuff you do together. You are a blessed and lucky family.

  2. In the last few pictures of Tum Tum, he looks so much like his daddy! Beautiful sweater, and beautiful boy.

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