Seamless Baby Sweater and Hat
Why design yet another baby sweater? Well, I wanted to knit a sweater that would bring together all the features I liked when dressing my own babies - one that would fit for as long as possible, which would be warm and cosy but also easy to loosen at the neck for milder weather, sleeves that were easy to fit onto little arms, a loose bottom that didn’t bunch up. I wanted no buttons which had to be sewn on and could fall off - the tie-closures here are knit into the sweater, so don’t need to be sewn on, and can’t be pulled off, which means no choking hazards.
I also wanted to avoid sewing-up - in common with many knitters, I don’t enjoy the “finishing” bit! So I designed a sweater that doesn’t need any, except for weaving in a few yarn-ends.
The sweater is knit from the neckline down, back and forth on a circular needles, then some stitches are divided off for sleeves, and the body is knit to the desired length, followed by the sleeves, which are knit in the round (n