I can finally reveal one of my biggest super-secret projects. Say “hi” to Henry’s Sweater:
It’s from the latest edition of Petite Purls, an online magazine devoted specifically to children’s knits. I started the design process shortly after Thanksgiving and submitted it on a whim. It was such a pleasure working with the Petite Purls crew and I couldn’t have asked for a better first publication process.
The sweater above is knit with Spud and Chloe Sweater, which is scrumptious and so easy to care for. Perfect for kids wear because it is machine wash and dry-able. It just keeps getting softer and softer. This has become my go-to sweater for H. He even asks to wear it!
Here are a few other versions (in different yarn combinations) I knit while testing/writing the pattern.
Spud and Chloe Sweater, size 12 months. (I love this baby and his adorable dimple. He was the sweetest model ever!)
The Original- knit in Cascade 220 and scraps of Knitpicks Swish. I love that you can just rummage through your scrap bin to find yarn for the stripes. They don’t take very much yardage at all.
The second was knit with scraps of Cascade 220. A little more girly, perhaps the Henrietta version? I ran out of the heatherd blue while I was testing this size (6 months) and I used one of the contrast colors to make a ‘collar’. If I name it, it is a design feature, right??
On a side note, I wanted to publicly thank my friend Katie Wolfe, for taking such great pictures of the boys in their sweaters at our mini photo shoot. Kid’s photography is certainly not an easy job!
(Cross posted to my design blog.)