Baby Sweater on Two Needles (February) by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Baby Sweater on Two Needles (February)

Summary  A nearly seamless baby sweater on two needles with yoke.

Additional Information

GAUGE: About 5 sts to 1”, but babies come in various sizes.

MATERIALS: 3 skeins of 3 oz. each Shetland wool or other baby yarn.

1 pr needles of a size to give you above GAUGE (approx. sizes 2-5)

This month’s chapter, Some Babies' Things, covers Double Knitting (Double - Knitting Blanket or Pad and Double-Knitting Pot-Handler), a Square Baby Shawl and Baby Leggings.

Elizabeth Zimmermann's elaboration on the Baby Sweater on Two Needles:

Although babies rarely, if ever, express their pleasure at being dressed in wool, it is surely manifest when you dote on a small plump person soundly and contentedly asleep, swaddled in woollen sweater, woollen leggings, and a soft wool bonnet, snugly tucked under a fine warm wool blanket.

I am trying to simplify and rationalize the traditional two-needle baby sweater, and tame it with percentages.

Called “The Best Baby Sweater” in the Vogue Fall 1990 issue (page 10).

User modifications to make this an adult sweater can be found at February Lady Sweater