Back in February, my wonderful, life-saving employee had a baby - an adorably disgruntled-looking little boy that has stolen my heart. Seriously guys, I've happily avoided holding any babies since my Mom plopped one in my arms when I was 19. I like making faces at them, and that's about it. But this little guy? I steal him as often as I can. I've volunteered to baby-sit him, ffs. He's a little pouty grump and I adore him.
So of course I had to knit something perfect for him. What's more perfect for a grumpy-old-man baby than a grampa sweater, complete with elbow patches? Nothing, I say!
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
Size: 1-2 years (since they have 12 bajillion sweaters that'll fit him up to 9 months)
Mods: Shortened the pockets a bit, and that's it. What do I know about baby fits?
This is a clever pattern. Knits up really quickly, but pay attention to the instructions for binding off the neckline. To pull the shawl collar in and prevent a floppy collar, you need to do a decrease bind-off around the neck. I didn't do this at first, and then ignored the sweater for way longer than I want to admit before I ripped it back and fixed it.
It took 30 minutes. Why do I do this to myself?
Seriously, I'll be knitting this pattern again. It turned out soooo good, and is a breeze to knit!