little fisherman's rib henley sweater by bron matheson

little fisherman's rib henley sweater

Knitting
May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in fisherman's rib
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
547 - 656 yards (500 - 600 m)
3 to 6 months
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This little sweater and matching beanie were made for a 3 to 6 month old baby boy. Knitting in the round for all parts means that the completed sweater dangles from your needles - and looks so cute!
I have bought a special set of bamboo needles for working baby clothes, a 40cm 3mm circular for the body etc, and two sets of dpns in 3mm and 2.75mm for the sleeves.
The shoulders were Kitchener stitched tog and the sleeves picked up around armholes and knitted out to the cuffs. This has made for a flexible and very soft baby sweater with no large lumpy seams.
The front opening could maybe start a little lower down and have 3 buttons instead of only two, just so as to more easily accommodate a larger baby’s head.
The sweater and hat used about 140gms of the two 100gm skeins, with about 60gm left over. The sweater alone used just over 100 gm - but he was a big baby and if a shorter sweater with shorter sleeves was made, you might just get it out of one skein, however, to be safe, have more than 100gms on hand.