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Ian's Hat and Sweater

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Ian's Hat and Sweater

A few days back I mentioned that I finished making the hat and sweater that I had started for the Kids' Clothes Week Challenge. So, here's the promised post (albeit a few days later than I had planned :)).

I made both the sweater and the hat using Caron Country Merino Blend in "Silver Service" on size 6 needles. The patterns for both are from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies by Erika Knight.
Although Ian is only five 5 months old, he is a, ahem, large baby (routinely weighing and measuring in the 98th-100th percentile), so I made the Classic Cashmere Sweater in the 6-9 month size and did the math to increase the Baby's Beanie Hat to a 12 month size. They both fit!

A few things about the sweater pattern - the sleeves are made to be rolled up, so are an inch to inch and a half longer than regular sleeves. If you would prefer to have regular sleeves you would need to do the math to figure out how many rows to leave off.
The sweater pattern includes a few rows of garter stitch at the bottom hem to prevent rolling, and it really works! I've put the sweater through the wash 3 or 4 times since I finished knitting it on Halloween, and it still looks like new. No need to iron down the hem. :)

I love how the gray looks on him. So classic, so boyish, so him.

Remember to check out the sale at the shop and enter the giveaway for the CSN Store giftcard!

I'm linking this post at some of these blogs - there are some really wonderful holiday ideas being posted. :)

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Blogger Jane said...

very adorable!! You did a great job!! Can't wait to see him in it in person!!

love from Ian's proud Grammie

November 19, 2010 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

So precious! Thank you so much for linking up to Fibers on Friday!

November 19, 2010 at 6:20 AM  
Anonymous Renee said...

Oh what a cuddlely sweater!! Makes me want another baby boy---**sigh**

November 19, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

That is an absolutely adorable picture!!

November 20, 2010 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh, what a wonderful sweater. I'm amazed at your knitting skills. Such a sweet thing to make for your darling boy...and an heirloom for your grandbabies someday.

November 20, 2010 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

that's adorable, he looks so cute!!

November 23, 2010 at 11:20 PM  

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