Mini Flax Sweaters

The babies are coming! The babies are coming! Well that is at least what I have been chanting in my head. May I present my latest baby gifts…

Mini Flax Sweaters by Tin Can Knits. Tin Can Knits does a lovely job with creating everyday basics for the whole family. The tan sweater is sized 0-6mos and the red one is 6-12mos. I really love this pattern as it is free, well written, and has so much potential for variations. 

I used Patons Classic Wool Worsted for both sweaters. I made no modifications except using an alternative color on the neck, cuffs, and bottom edge of the tan sweater. I will say I had a little trouble with keeping the stitches even as I picked up additional stitches at the underarms. However, I went back and did some tightening up of the stitches with a tapestry needle and spare yarn.If you are in need of a quick and easy pattern, I highly recommend the Flax Sweater. Did I mention that they have a lightweight version too?  

The babies aren’t due till spring, but I am glad I can check these gifts off the list.

What is your go-to baby sweater pattern?

Until Next Time, 

-Whit-

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15 thoughts on “Mini Flax Sweaters

  1. I don’t have a go to pattern as I’m rubbish at knitting garments, they always stretch out of shape as soon as they’re washed! Your work is beautiful and I’m sure they will be well loved and used sweaters. 😊

  2. Lovely gifts! I just had a run of baby knitting and really enjoyed knitting Puerperium. All the buttons were a project to sew on but the knitting was fabulous. The pattern is easy to follow and very well written. I highly recommend it:)

  3. Baby Sophisticate (it’s also free but I bought the full version with lots of sizes) and Wee Sherlock are two of my favorites. Those are really adorable, I like the two color one the most.

  4. For baby and toddler stuff I just consult the Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns and the top-down version, both published by interweave. I take a stitch pattern or concept and just knit the number charts. If the child is older than 3 I take some measurements of the child and make the sweater a little larger so it will fit right for a time.

  5. For new horns I like a Matinee because it only ties at the neck and is easier for new moms to get a new baby into. I make a rather lacy one even for the boys but use “boyish” colors. But once the baby is old enough for real sweaters, there is nothing like a top down raglan Cardi or pullover. They knit quick and can be adapted in so many ways with over stitch designs and various rubbings and edgings. Plus the buttons available for baby sweaters are deliriously darling.

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