It’s been 3 years since I’ve made the “Baby Sophisticate” knit sweater, a free pattern on Ravelry that has over 5,600 projects. People like this design because it’s easy yet interesting, classic yet works up quickly.
I especially like the button and roll-collar details. You knit using size 8 needles so it’s warm without having painstakingly small stitches (goodbye size 3’s).
My college friend, Blake Imeson, runs a web design business called Lime Cuda, and we keep in touch. He and his wife recently gave birth to a beautiful little boy, Wesley, and I’ve been meaning to make them something. Wesley is just about 5 months old so I sized up for this sweater and made it to fit 6 months – 1 year (pattern is also available in newborn size). Hopefully he’ll be able to get some good use out of it.
Blake, I’m sorry if you’re seeing this post before the sweater’s shipped. Act surprised 🙂
- Free Pattern: Baby Sophisticate
- Knitting Needles: size 8
- Yarn: 1 skein (about 200 yards) of Red Heart Soft
- Time: Mmmm… maybe 5-6 hours?