Please join me as we knit a baby sweater in my next Knit Along, Adorable Ewe. Knit in the soft and washable Simpliworsted, this project is brimming with essential sweater knitting skills.
My KALs are always a mystery, but I will let you know that this sheep-themed sweater is too cute to miss! Every knitter should have a baby sweater on hand for gift giving. They are also great way to gain sweater experience. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned sweater knitter, this project has something for you.
The sweater is sized to fit a six month old baby and is appropriate for a boy, girl or waiting for the gender reveal. Two skeins of any main color are needed. Additionally, white or natural is a must for the sheep with black for the accents.
Perhaps the most fun is selecting four buttons for the sweater. I adore Skacel’s new sheep buttons available in white (above on blue yarn) and natural (above on pink yarn). The metal circle buttons worked well with the gender neutral gray.
The KAL begins April 6th with a portion of the pattern revealed here each Thursday in April. Knitters who finish the sweater by May 15th are eligible for the prize drawing sponsored by Skacel.
The KAL is FREE and no registration is required. Simply go toknitpurlhunter.com on April 6th to download your copy of the pattern.
All of the techniques are supported with my video tutorials. I answer questions daily online at my website and in my Ravelry group. I highly recommend joining my Ravelry group for up to the minute KAL conversations.
Hope to see you in April!
Simpliworsted by HiKoo, 55% merino superwash, 28% acrylic, 17% nylon, 100g/140 yards.
- 2 skeins Main Color
- 1 skein sheep color – white or natural (approx. 35 yards needed)
- 1 skein black sheep accent (approx. 10 yards needed)
US #9 (5.5mm) 24″ addi circular or straights OR size needed to achieve gauge
US #8 (5mm) 32″ circular needle (If larger needle size is adjusted, this needle should be one size smaller than adjusted size)
4 – 5/8″ buttons.
White sheep – #BP0760P18
Natural Sheep – #BP0759P18
Metal Circles – BB0176M15
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4″ in stockinette