Last month my sister became a grandmother for the 6th time. This time it's a BOY! Her eldest son and his wife already have two terrific daughters, so a boy was a nice surprise to add to their brood.
I already had plans to gift them the Windows Quilt. I like giving a family quilt to be used as a picnic quilt for the entire family.
I wanted to knit a little something for the baby. They live in Pennsylvania, so I knew a hand knit sweater and cap would gets lots of use this winter.
I love knitting cables so a little Fisherman knit cable sweater would be fun for baby Wyatt. I used the Easy as ABC top down Raglan Sleeve pattern and just made some changes to incorporate a cable up the front.
This little hat can be knit in a few hours. I am not a fast knitter, but I made one in 2 hours yesterday.
This is also a great pattern for beginners. It's easy to follow and comes in sizes from baby to adult. The Barley hat can be found on Ravelry.
I am looking forward to seeing a photo of little Wyatt, wearing the sweater set, and his sisters sitting on the quilt.
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Worsted Aran Tweed 90% wool 7% Acrylic 3%Viscose
dye lot 2013-11-001
Sweater pattern: Easy As ABC Top-Down Raglan Baby Sweater by Heather Walpole
Needles:US size 7 and 8, Addi Turbo 16" circular and size 7 and 8 DPN's
Hat Pattern: Barley Hat by TinCan Knits
Needles:Addi Turbo sock rockets 16" circular needles, size 6 and 8. DPN size 8