Friday, September 11, 2015

The Little Fisherman

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.

Windows quilt
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.
hand knits for baby

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.

baby barley hat

I am looking forward to seeing a photo of little Wyatt, wearing the sweater set, and his sisters sitting on the quilt. 

Sweater/Hat Stats:
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


Debbie said...

What a sweet idea to give a family quilt. And I adore the Fisherman knit cable sweater. Not in my skill set, but I can appreciate it SO much! Just darling.

Geri said...

I love this quilt and I know they will too! The sweater set is adorable...can't wait to see him in it too!

Lisa C said...

The sweater set is precious! Precious. What a nice idea - a family gift. I'll have to keep that in mind.

Susan Snooks said...

You have inspired me Di to try a top down project! And this will be the perfect project to use up some leftover wool I have! Love the quilt too!

Leanne said...

I love the little sweater and hat, and the quilt too. Such lovely gifts.

Tamie said...

Love your little sweater set- I'm sure Wyatt will too.