Designer: Rebecca L. Daniels
Skill Level: Easy.
Designer Rebecca Daniels, assistant editor of Interweave Knits, says: "When I think of knitted heirlooms, I think of luxury fibers. This tiny sweater is worked in baby alpaca--luxurious enough to cherish but still affordable. The sweater is simple in construction, with only a few details that enhance the sweater but still allow the yarn to take center stage."
Finished Size: 19 (21, 23)" chest circumference, to fit 3–6 (9–12, 18–24) months. Sweater shown measures 21".
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca D. K. (100% baby alpaca; 125 yd [115 m]/50 g; CYCA #3): #100 white, 4 (4, 5) balls.
Needles: Body—size 4 (3.5 mm): 24" circular (cir). Sleeves—size 4 (3.5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; one 11⁄4" button; one 21 mm sew-on snap; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 23 sts and 33 rows = 4" in St st.
Skill level: Easy.