12.02.2012

Baby Sophisticate Sweater #2



A few weeks ago, in honor of my friends baby shower, I knit up this little 6 month size Baby Sophisticate Cardigan for her soon-to-be born, baby boy.




And I had to include this bow-tie and baby fedora because a gentleman has to look his best, of course!


I knit up this sweater in no time flat using one lonely left-over skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in the Paris Night colorway from my stash. 

This is such an easy little knit, so perfect for a quick baby shower gift. 

(Apparently my sister-in-law also thought so, because she showed up to the baby shower with the gift of a  hand knit Baby Sophisticate Cardigan too. )

(In the same size.)

: O

I first fell in love with this pattern when I first made it over a year ago now, 
when I was expecting my own baby boy.  This sweater and a matching knitted hat was the very first outfit he ever wore. My husband put it on him in the recovery room right after birth, and it was this sweater that he wore home from the hospital. 

I will never forget that site of my new, snugly, sweet boy enveloped in this cozy hand knit. 
This particular pattern will always hold a special place in my heart because of it.



16 comments:

Blonde said...

Adorable! The hat and bow tie are a really cute touch!

susanc said...

Precious! What a wonderful gift and your baby looked adorable in his! :)

Cindy/KS said...

Beautiful sweater!

Lucy Chen said...

so sweet, alana!

Destash Now said...

A beautiful sweater -- you did a great job and what accessories.

loveisallyouknit said...

You're so right that it's the perfect baby sweater for gifting- I made one a few years back for a friend and they loved it so much. I've just cast on for another this weekend for another friend who is expecting. Yours looks lovely.

grandmastatus said...

Adorable! Especially with the accessories. How funny that she got 2 of the same sweater pattern!

mkonieczki said...

Cuteness overload! Where did you find the baby fedora? And, that bow tie? Incredible!

Julie said...

What a gorgeous, thoughtful shower gift! I love the dark blue, and the bow tie and little fedora are beyond adorable. What a lucky baby! He'll be so stylish.

Lori said...

The combination of that sweater in that color plus the hat and bow tie ... it's just so adorable I don't have words for it! I hope you share with the pattern designer that both you and your SIL knit the same thing. It says a lot for the beauty of the pattern!

You do beautiful work - it's just gorgeous. :)

RegencyKnitter said...

So cute! I made the Baby Sophisticate for my little boy's coming home from the hospital outfit, too, so it holds a special place in my heart. I love the bow tie to go with it!

Bonnie said...

Sweetest baby picture......almost makes me want another

Kristen said...

Can you tell us where you got the awesome baby fedora and bowtie? I LOVE the sophisticated little outfit!

Alana said...

Hi Kristen!

I got the accessories from The Children's Place.

Here is the link! :)

http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category_10001_10001_-1_24902__24651%7C24902_baby%20boy%7Caccessories

Kyle Lynn said...

have you made this sweater in a bigger size? I made this sweater for my son when he was 3M but I would love to make another one in a 2T size.

Lintuemo said...

Perfect! I have knit a few of these myself, it's such an a adorable sweater! <3