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).