Simple Triforce Baby Sweater
Design by Rachel Simmons
Available for purchase on Ravelry: free!
I consider this another shameless plug to a pattern I created. Who doesn't love a quick baby sweater, though? They are perfect for baby shower gifts, are thoughtful and handmade but do not break the bank or take months to complete. (Let's face it, we all know the baby is going to grow out of it faster than you can cast on your next project.) This one is more blatantly nerdy than my previous baby sweater, though. This little number has a Triforce (from Zelda) motif included on the center front and is completed in a two-toned green pattern to be reminiscent of Link from the famous video game. It is worked from the top down and has no seams. I do not like baby sweaters with tons of seams; babies are very sensitive to the clothes they wear. My son is going through a "no tag" phase right now. Besides, who likes to sew seams together? I know I'm not a huge fan.
This is a very simple project and can probably be completed in a weekend, maybe two depending on how much time you have to spend on knitting. There is some color changing, a small amount of stranded work, and some very minor increasing and decreasing. However, I would still classify this as solidly in the "beginner friendly" bin of knitting patterns. It really would be a perfect gift if you know any expecting gamers out there. I used double pointed needles to knit the entire sweater. I will warn you- if you plan on laying this sweater down to work on it in multiple sessions, the larger sizes are not super double pointed needle friendly. There are a lot of chunky stitches to hold on the needles and they could slip off. The answer: switch to circular needles once the project is large enough, scrunch your stitches on the needle so they don't fall off, or try my unconventional 6 dpns if you have some spare double points in the right size. :-)
Summary: Have some spare green and yellow yarn and yearning to make a baby sweater? This is a very simple pattern that works up quickly for a comfortable, seamless baby sweater.