What’s that you say? Sweaterday? But I finished a sweater earlier this week! This is true, but I finished a second sweater this week.
I knit the Maile Sweater by Nikki Van De Car for the same baby-to-be who is getting the panda bear and the crochet blanket. Worked in a fingering weight yarn, this sweater should be a good weight for a baby living in Florida—not too heavy but hopefully warm enough for those times that the temperature does drop. The sweater is unblocked in all of these photos, because I finished it Wednesday night and didn’t have time to block and dry, but I imagine it will probably grow a little bit.
The yarn is hand-dyed by my friend Lizz, so I don’t know a lot about the details of it. I love how it striped a bit in the sleeve.
And of course, my favorite place to add detail on a baby sweater is in the buttonband. I went diving into my button stash and came out with these adorable little white buttons.
I’m so excited to give these gifts to the mom-to-be. I hope she can use the blanket and the sweater in Florida, at least a little bit. It’s about 80° right now, if that gives you any indication about the weather in Florida’s “winter.”
Back to work on my socks!