July 10, 2012

A Sweet Baby Gift

Once again Carrie asked me to test knit one of her lovely designs and I was thrilled to be able to help.

This sweet little baby sweater is called Lilianna and the pattern can be found on Carrie's blog (link above) or at Ravelry.

I knit the 12 month size and used Berocco Ultra Alpaca.  It might be a bit itchy for a baby - but it's a 12 month size and hopefully will fit Zoe in the colder months. 

This little sweater is knit from the top down in one piece.  You only pick up for the arms and knit a little bit. 

The yarn is lovely - soft and sproingy with lots of color variations.  While it's technically green, there is a bit of yellow and darker green in it. 

The sweater looks tiny to me, but I was very careful to get gauge - both row and stitch since I was using a different yarn.  I ended up knitting it with US3s which seem small, but the resulting fabric has drape and isn't stiff.

I still need to find the perfect little button, knit a pair of socks or a hat or something and drop this in the mail.


  1. How very, very sweet! Do you want to ship it to me and I can take it to her shower?

  2. What a darling sweater. Nice job!

  3. I have every sweater made for one of my children. They are the best gift of all, because so much time and love goes into them. I'm sure Zoe will love it.

  4. Lucky baby'!!!!!!!! I love the subtle color you used, it will show off the baby beautifully!

  5. I was reading this post and thinking, "I have to find that pattern - how cute!" And then I saw Zoe's name.

    That is very kind, and very sweet of you! I'm sure that she'll love it!!!

  6. What a sweet little sweater. I love how fast baby things make up. Instant gratification!

  7. That is such an adorable sweater! Beautiful work too. Love the little cap shoulder. Lucky Zoe!

  8. Oh, it's beautiful! I love making baby sweaters. I'll definitely have to put that one in my queue for the next time I need a gift. :)


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