Baby Sweaters – Quick and Easy

You all know that I have a reputation for being slow to finish sweaters. It just seems like something else comes along that needs to be knit, before I can get done. (I’m working on that. Really.) But I do happen to be able to finish baby sweaters! Like this little Yoked Cardigan out of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted.


And this little boy’s sweater – Felix’s Cardigan – out of Dream in Color Everlasting. (Hat is from Shibui’s Bebe Hat & Socks pattern.)


And the Monarch Butterfly out of Madelinetosh Vintage.


The latest is this Baby Tea Leaves Cardigan out of Lorna’s Laces Sportmate. I think Sportmate just might be my go-to yarn for baby sweaters from now on. It occurred to me that the Outlast in the yarn base (that material that absorbs heat when the wearer is too hot, and releases heat when the wearer is too cool) is perfect for babies, who can’t tell you if they’re too hot or too cold!


Now, maybe I ought to finish the adult-sized Tea Leaves Cardigan that I started a couple of years ago. Right after I finish that Funky Grandpa sweater …

Have you made baby sweaters? If so, share some of your favorite baby patterns in the comments!

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  1. I made Immie Tee for a great niece; it received lots of nice comments at the baby shower prior to her birth.

  2. I love baby sweaters. The Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys and Garter Yoke Baby Cardi are two nice patterns. The Baby Surprise Jacket is also a good jacket type pattern.

  3. Two of Jil Eaton’s patterns – Koko Kimono and Flax Jax – from her “Minnies – Quick Knits for Babies and Toddlers” book were fun and relatively easy to knit. Wish I had more grandbabies to knit for!

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