When I was still pregnant with Theo I knitted quite a lot of stuff for him - hats, socks, sweaters, a baby blanket and even a few toys. Some might call it nesting, I myself prefer exploring a whole new world of stuff to knit. And hey, who could resists all those cute and tiny little clothes? Now that he has grown quite a lot since he was born (he's just about doubled his weight and gained some 15 cm of height during these almost 7 months) almost everything I have made for him is starting to become too small for him. So I'm picking up my needles again and making him new things, just a bit bigger ones this time (even though "bigger" still means tiny).
In the past few days I've finished two new sweaters for Theo. I knitted both in 1 year old sizes, so they will fit him a bit longer. I'm not sure yet if I can share the details of the other sweater, because it is a test knit project and the final pattern has not yet been released, but I sent a question for the designer and if she gives me the thumbs up, then I'll show it to you in a day or two, otherwise you'll just have to wait for it to go public.
But the one I'm sharing with you today is the Birkessweater. The pattern can be found on Knitting for Olive website (follow them on Instagram @knittingforolive for cute knits for babies) I really like the pattern but it's a shame that it's only in Danish. (Now I don't claim to speak Danish, but it's really close to Swedish so I can understand the written patterns unless they are really complicated.)
The sweater is actually mosaic knitting and not fair isle knitting, which is actually good for baby knits because there are no long floats on the inside. That makes it easier to put on because the little fingers don't get caught on the inside. And it makes knitting quite fast because you are only working with one color at a time. The only thing I changed was the ribbing which was supposed to be 4x4 ribbing, but I knitted mine with 1x1. I thought it looked a bit less bulky that way.
I used turquoise and light beige merino wool from Sandnes Garn for this project. It was my first time using this yarn, and I must say I really liked it! It was super soft so I'm sure Theo will love wearing his sweater!
PS. Birkes means poppyseed in Danish.
Pattern: Birkessweater from Knitting for Olive
Yarn: Sandnes Garn Lanett #7024 (turquoise) and #3021 (beige)
Needles: 3.0 mm and 4.0 mm