Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Alligator Sweater

This tiny baby sweater was made with a fingering weight mercerized cotton yarn. It was a delight to work with! The yarn was very soft and had a slight sheen, giving it a lustrous look. Nice!

Here, I've added sewing implements for scale. 

And with flash to show off the sheen of the yarn.

The back of the sweater.

You might notice it looks suspiciously similar to the cabled color-block sweater pictured at right. That was on purpose! My upstairs neighbor saw that particular sweater on my son and wanted me to make one just like it for her friend who is due to deliver soon. I did want it to be a unique creation, so I changed up the color and the fiber content of the yarn. My son's sweater is made from acrylic yarn, however 100% cotton yarn is so nice for newborns, as it both breathes and keeps them warm and comfortable. I remember when my little guy was just a tiny baby, he actually slept better if he was dressed in all cotton. And don't you know sleep is precious when they're that tiny!
My next project is a baby girl sweater, in white, bright pink, and green. Looking forward to showing it to you!
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