The sweater’s hood circles baby’s face, keeping drafts out and them snugly and warm. The convenience of the back closure (either a zipper or buttons) lets you dress them without a struggle.
From the overall construction to the smallest details, this project is a joy to knit. It’s worked sideways in garter stitch, and short-rows create nice shaping and a little swing to the body of the sweater. If you’ve never tried short rows, you will be pleasantly surprised at what a difference they can make in the finished garment. The leaf trim around the bottom edge of the sweater and the single-leaf detail on the tip of the hood add an adorable, whimsical touch.
Enjoy making this sweet sweater and wrapping up your little one in a bit of spring all fall!