Baby sweaters are hands down the cutest possible thing you can knit. Not only are they adorable but they are usually a very fast knit as well. Thanks to their small size, I can usually knock out a baby sweater in under a week (depending on the size I’m making and yarn weight, of course.)
My family gained a new nephew last month and as soon as I received news of the pregnancy, I couldn’t wait to knit him something baby-sized to welcome his arrival. This teddy bear sweater pattern is such a perfect gift idea and as soon as I saw it, my mind was made up.
I figured I would make use of the many balls of leftover yarn I have in my stash so I took one that *seemed* like it was fingering weight (though I did not check or make a gauge swatch) and got to work. Even though I was making the smallest size, I quickly realized that the yarn was a heavier weight than I thought and the size was going to turn out much larger than intended. I changed course and decided I would make a pair of sweaters, letting the accidentally large sweater be for my niece, the new big sister, and then remaking an actually small version for the brand new baby. I used a cream colored yarn for the larger sweater and a light brown for the baby version, but both were held together with the same mohair and it ended up making the pair coordinate beautifully without being too matchy.
I simply adore the way these turned out and this is most certainly going to become my go-to baby gift option for years to come.