Baby Norgi by Wendy D. Johnson

Baby Norgi

January 2003
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
1152 - 1344 yards (1053 - 1229 m)
Chest: 24 [25.5, 27] inches
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This pattern is available for free.

Have you always wanted to knit a Norwegian-style sweater but had misgivings about trying some of the techniques used? Here is a relatively easy baby sweater you can try. It employs the traditional knitting and construction techniques but it’s small with a simple colorwork chart so it’ll knit up pretty quickly.

The model was knitted using fingering weight superwash wool - Dale of Norway Baby Ull - but you could knit this with any smooth yarn that has the same gauge: acrylic, cotton, or wool blends. You can also easily change the colorway: I’ve used cream and two shades of green, but you could use white/cream with two shades of pink, or two shades of blue just as easily.

Still not sure you want to commit to a sweater with Norwegian steeks? Fear not! See my article on steeking in this issue.

French translation available here.