This red one is made with my own handdyed superwash merino worsted, a wonderfully sproingy, soft yarn. I am test driving it to see how it behaves before I start marketing it further. So far, I've only sold it in small quantities at the NYS sheep and wool fest, and at the recent holiday craft fairs.
The bright red color is difficult to photograph. I think the picture below does it justice the most. Notice the natural habitat for sweaters, my wood floor.
The parents of the baby who will be gifted this sweater specifically asked for red. I hope it's red enough. :)
I used Knitting Pure and Simple Pattern # 982, with the no hood option. I worked ribbing on all the edges, rather than ribbing and garter. I like all my edges to be the same.
I was hoping to make this sweater out of one single skein of yarn, 270 yards for the 6 month size, and would have been able to, had I not lengthened the sweater body by 1.5 inches. Instead, I ran out of yarn on the last row before the last bind-off. Thank goodness I knew where to get more yarn...:)
This next one was started last September, and the sweater was too small for the intended recipient from the beginning. I finally finished it the other day, and it's going to a different baby girl who was born on the wee small side. Now that we're in the midst of winter, it should keep her nice and cozy.
The pattern came from a Morehouse Merino kit, but I used a superwash merino wool Filatura di Crosa yarn I had in my stash instead.