3.07.2014

Gramps


I recently finished the most adorable little old man sweater for my 2 year old boy.

This pattern is called Gramps and was designed by Tin Can Knits. Not to be confused with the other Gramps Cardigan I made for him before he was born by Kate Oates. :)



I fell in love with a sample of this Gramps sweater during my visit to Monarch Knitting recently and promptly cast on. I guess I just couldn't resist the shawl collar and tiny pockets. And who wouldn't love those knitted elbow patches?


I used Berroco Blackstone Tweed for the body and a lone skein of Madelinetosh Vintage floating around in my stash for the trims. I love the contrasting texture and color in the two yarns.

It is just completely adorable. I love it. And my son... well.... doesn't.


This is the best picture I could get of him in his new sweater.. and there was a lot of bribing involved to even get him into it.

Listen to my next podcast episode for the entire devastating story. :(



33 comments:

Blonde said...

He's a very cute grumpy gramps.

therese said...

This is a seriously adorable sweater and looks so cute on your son.I have a grandson in Chicago who I think will look mighty sportin' in one like it.

opportunityknits said...

He's so adorable in this cardi, the picture of style too!

Suze said...

Yeah…I can relate. My kids won't wear hand knit sweaters, either. They're 6 and 8 now, so I can't force them at this point!

Lynne Phelps said...

Could it have anything to do with the bow tie, did you try without it? I gotta tell you, the tie would be a deal breaker for me! The sweater however is totally adorable and so is your son!!!

Kathy said...

He's a cute grumpy young man! :) I'm sorry. I've had a few receptions like that... well, not that sad (Iain's only 9 months) but ambivalence! Maybe he'll change his mind!

Reinventing Mother said...

Well that's just precious!

Connie Roden said...

I made the same sweater for our grandson and we got the same reaction! It is adorable on him but the effort it took to get him into it was not worth it! Very funny! He had to be bribed into it for Christmas photos!

Ellen said...

OMG - cutest photo of your little boy! Sorry he doesn't like the sweater - I have definitely been there!

Devin said...

He is just the cutest... So is the sweater. I'm so sorry he doesn't like it. My 19 month old boy loves to wear anything with a truck or a helicopter on it. Maybe a patch with a beloved picture on it would entice him to wear it? Good luck! ;)

oxid8@pivut.com said...

This is such a cute sweater on him. I made this and ended up frogging it because my darker yarn made my light blue trim dingy looking:( I am curious what short row method you used because your collar looks awesome. I didn't particularly like mine.

Anna said...

I love this sweater pattern. Tin Can Knits are fantastic. They did a trunk show at my LYS a while back and it was neat to see some of their versions of Gramps. I knit one for my daughter in the 0-6 months size, and it still fits now that she's almost 7 months because she's so tiny and the sweater is so big. I may have to knit her another one for next winter.

margaux said...

ZOMG. He's Adorable! LOVE it so much.

siulogalas said...

Fan-tas-tic!!!:)

Wendy Wilken said...

This sweater is so amazing. Maybe he will grow to love it when you don't have your camera! I knit the same sweater for my nephew. Unfortunately, I have never seen him in it! I have begged for pictures, to no avail. Thanks for sharing yours!

Kelly said...

I love the colors and your yarn choice! I also made this sweater for my son when he was two and he wasn't too happy putting it on the first few times either. I don't think it was the sweater--just typical 2 year old antics! Your photo is adorable all the same.
KnitsbyKelly :)

cockney blonde said...

Love the cardi and your little lad is adorable, x

Anne Marie said...

I absolutely love that cardigan and your boy is so incredibly cute with his baby-grumpy look. Perfect!

...now I need to find out how to find your podcast.

Julie Crawford said...

that sweater is spot-on perfection, and he looks so dashing in it! What a cutie.

Pamela said...

How cute! The bow tie is perfect!

camby said...

So Adorable!!! The sweater, that face!!!!

Caro said...

Oh my, absolutely lovely. I could cry. I am sure, he will appreciate that cardigan when he is older and not so grumpy.

Kelly Ramstack said...

Oh my gosh - he is the cutest grumpy old man I've ever seen! Actually, I think he's just being serious.

Kristen said...

He and his sweater are gorgeous!

Jocelyn Grayson said...

I gotta say: whatever "price" you paid, it was worth it. So completely adorable! That facial expression just makes it.

lattesandllamas.com said...

This is probably the cutest thing I've seen all day! The bow tie really makes it. :D

Chon said...

Very cute! He looks so adorable.

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CathieJ said...

Oh I love that sweater!! Your son is so adorable too.

Gina said...

It's okay, he looks like a baby Benneton Model! He is just giving his Blue Steel. The bow tie, you are killing with cuteness!

Ysolda said...

He's very dapper even when grumpy! My mum stopped knitting for years after toddler my brother refused to wear a sweater she made - please don't take it too personally!

pumpkinknits1 said...

Adorable !

Carla said...

So very precious! I have the book this pattern is in. Must make soon. I just finished your Shawl Collared Cowl and I love it! I did however sew the buttons in the wrong place. Will fix that today : )