Baby in Red (sweater)

Word Lily knitsYay, I finally tried the sweater on the babe and even got photos, all in the same day! Let’s pretend it isn’t nearly a month after the last end was woven in …

The pattern is Gavyn.

While I didn’t love everything about the pattern, or the knitting, I do think I quite like the finished sweater.

Baby in red

This was my first bottom-up sweater, my first non-raglan sweater. I made the 12-month size and added an inch to the length of the body of the sweater and about 3/4-inch to the sleeve length, because my boy is tall and long-torso-ed.

It doesn’t look as big on him (at 7 months) as I thought it was, as I was aiming for, but it will still hopefully fit him all this winter.

I used recycled sweater yarn, in 100 percent cotton; tripling the yarn gave me gauge on the recommended needle size.

I’m linking up with FO Friday and Fiber Arts Friday; visit these places if you want to see more projects! :)

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12 responses to “Baby in Red (sweater)

  1. It’s BEAUTIFUL! Not only do I want this for my boys, I want one for myself as well.

  2. I love it! It looks gorgeous on him!

  3. The sweater and the baby are beautiful! Happy Fiber Arts Friday

  4. Amy @ My Friend Amy

    aw that’s a really pretty sweater and he looks gorg.

    Also, congrats on finishing NaBloPoMo!

  5. Where’s the adorable button!! The sweater is perfect and it looks awesome on your happy baby :)

  6. What a fantastic sweater. And a great color, especially for the holidays.

  7. OMG!!!!! See–this is why I need to learn how to knit. Asa looks adorable (he is just so photogenic!) and I love the red.

  8. Love it! I wish I had some talent in this department!

  9. Ahh, love the sweater and it looks great on him!

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