L'illo by Susan Power


September 2008
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
500 - 625 yards (457 - 572 m)
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6 months [12 months, 18 months, 24 months] (shown in size 18 months)

Chest: 20 [23, 25, 27] inches
Length: 10 [11, 12, 13.5] inches

Little boys grow into men… that’s just a fact of life. However, while they are little boys, we can put them into any type of outfits we want and they can’t verbally protest except by means of crying. Luckily at that age, they aren’t self conscious about what they are wearing.

I was looking to use this woven stitch in a project. Originally, I was going to make a sweater for my dear husband but as it usually goes, he’s very particular with what he will and won’t wear (especially when it comes to necklines) so I decided to make this for my nephew instead.

I like the look of double-breasted sweaters. With this beautiful shade of blue, I paired with these wonderful off-white buttons that just pop. Because it’s a baby sweater, Cotton Glace was a good choice so that it could be tossed into the washing machine. It’s also got a nice sheen to it which makes the sweater a bit more than everyday play wear.

Wearing this jacket begs the question… is that a little boy or little man?