Boat Button Baby Sweater

My last project before Jax was born was this nautical sweater. The size is around 6-9 months, filling the gap between the blue- and white- striped sweater I made (size 3 months, which fits him now) and his jacket (size 9-12 months).

Before getting to the details, take a look at the adorable “mon trésor” bib my friend Julie made! I love its classic style. We are both fans of all things antique and “French country” and her gifts are always on target (she also gave us the “Chut…Bébé dort” hanging cushion to the right of the bib ?? translation: “Shhh… Baby’s sleeping”).

I had planned to make a sweater vest out of the navy Debbie Bliss Cashmerino yarn I picked up in London, but we found a vest on sale so it didn’t seem worth the time. I only had two skeins of the navy, but plenty of ivory, so I went for stripes. When I got to the end of the project, only 18 inches of navy yarn was left. What luck perfect planning!

The pattern is free and available here. The only adjustment I made was knitting it in stockinette. I love, love that it is knit without any seams and on circular and double-pointed needles. It was quick and I’d definitely use it again.

The buttons are from a craft fair Julie and I went to in Paris. A silver version is for sale here,

6 thoughts on “Boat Button Baby Sweater

  1. So impressive! I love how you got each little piece from a different place – it will be filled with even more memories as Jax grows!

  2. that is gorgeous! I’m definitely saving the pattern. 🙂 Jax is so lucky to have a creative Mommy and friends.

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