Delicate Beginnings by Margaret Testa

Delicate Beginnings

August 2010
Your choice of Sock Yarn
Your Choice of Fingering Baby Yarn
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
Preemie, newborn, 3-6 mo, 6-12 mo.
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

From the pattern: “Originally designed as a special baby shower gift for a family member expecting a preemie, this deceptively simple sweater is as delicate as the new arrival it is intended for. The raglan shaping makes it an easy fit for dressing squirmy little bundles of joy.

This sweater can be knit from either a solid colored, fingering weight baby yarn or it can be worked in your choice of hand-painted or self-striping sock yarns. It is worked flat, from the top down and in one piece for minimal finishing. “

In addition, the button bands are shaped with the use of short-rows to allow for a slimmer neck edging which doesn’t fold or bunch on the back of baby’s neck while allowing the front bands to remain wide enough to accommodate a range of button sizes.