Baby Sweater on Two Needles (February)
Summary A nearly seamless baby sweater on two needles with yoke.
GAUGE: About 5 sts to 1”, but babies come in various sizes.
MATERIALS: 3oz 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).