Spring Leaves For the Fall

29 Aug

If you like classic vintage knitting patterns and woodland fairy tales as much as we do, you’ll love our leaf-trimmed baby hoodie–and we’re giving away the pattern for free right here! Designed to be versatile and timeless, this fun, light-weight sweater will keep you and your little one outside and exploring nature into the fall.

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.

We used Elsebeth Lavold’s Silky Wool, but this is a great project for any dk weight yarn, including The Fibre Company’s Savannah (a merino, organic cotton, linen, and soya blend), or Cascade’s Ultra Pima cotton.

Enjoy making this sweet sweater and wrapping up your little one in a bit of spring all fall!

3 Responses to “Spring Leaves For the Fall”

  1. Keira September 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    That sweater is so cute, but unfortunantly the link doesn’t work! Is there anyway to get the pattern?

    • The Blue Jar September 30, 2012 at 12:08 am #

      Yes! We have the pattern in the shop. Are you local?


      • Keira October 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

        Sadly I’m not.

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