Baby Sweater Projects for you!
Baby Sweaters are a fun project to knit. They are super cute, they knit up quickly, you don’t need a ton of yarn and they give you a chance to try out new techniques on a smaller project. I wanted to share some of my current favorite baby sweater patterns.
First up is the Norwegian Fir Cardigan by OGE Knitwear Designs. We have this sample in the shop, and it always gets attention from customers. It’s a simple pattern but a really nice design. We recommend a bouncy Superwash Merino yarn like Ciao from Jody Long. This pattern works equally well for girl or boy babies.
Here is a link to the website on Ravelry, for more information. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/norwegian-fir-top-down-cardigan
If you want to try some color work, the adorable Anders sweater by Sorren Kerr is a fun project. We love this little sweater. The buttons at the neck can be worn in the front or back. The color work at the bottom of the sweater is super sweet. It’s a well written pattern and comes in sizes from 3-6 months to 18-24 months. Eco Tweed from Ella Rae is a great choice for this project. The organic tweed yarn is washable too.
Apparently, OGE Knitwear Designs is my new favorite designer for baby sweaters. I’m going to share three more patterns from this designer.
First up is a classic cabled cardigan called Sweater with Cables and Rib Sleeves. The pattern calls for a Sport weight yarn, so Eco Tweed from Ella Rae is a great choice again. The nice tight twist of this yarn will be great for the stitch definition you want with cables. The pattern comes in sizes from 0-6 months to 4-5 years.
How sweet is this Lace Panel Cardigan? I really love this little sweater. It’s a top down cardigan with lace panels on either side of the button band. The rest of the sweater is in garter stitch, so it will knit up quickly. It’s another Sport Weight pattern, so I’m recommending - United from Queensland. United is a 100% organic blend of lambswool and cotton, so it's soft and washable. But if you don’t care if the yarn is superwash, you could also use Patagonia Organic Merino - which is a yarn that our customers absolutely love. This pattern comes in sizes from 3 months to 2 years.
My final suggestion this time around is for the Ciqala Arrowhead Sweater. This little sweater has garter stitch edging on the bottom of the sweater and the sleeves. It’s worked from the bottom up, in one piece, so it has very little seaming. It calls for two colors and if you bought the correct amount of yarn, you could make two sweaters and alternate the main color and contrast color for your sweaters. It comes in sizes 0-3 months to 12-18 months. It’s another sport weight project, so again Eco Tweed or United would work.
I hope one of these patterns appeals to you! I want to knit them all, so hopefully some babies will come along in my life soon. --Sunni