HandKnit Smocked Baby Sweater in HandSpun Merino Wool & Silk
This little handknit merino wool and silk baby sweater has hand smocking on the yoke front and back and tiny pearl buttons to make it extra dressy for your best little girl.
It is a one of a kind OAK design knit by my own hand with Merino wool and silk that I hand spun myself right here in my home studio on a Louet S45 spinning wheel. The Merino is super soft and bouncy with lots of warmth and elasticity and the silk adds even more warmth, shine and durability. A luxury gift for a special baby.
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SIZE fits a baby of approximately 6 months.
It measures 19 inches around and 10 inches in length.
Weighs just 4 ounces.
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This baby cardigan will be on special for Christmas. It is a one-of-a-kind original which is completely handmade. The Merino wool and silk blend fiber was handspun and handknit by me, right here in my home studio.
The merino wool and silk blend is so heavenly soft, not at all scratchy or itchy. You never have to worry about this fine wool against baby skin. It is as downy soft as a cloud and very warm too. The fabric is dense and bouncy with plenty of body and the silk adds warmth, durability and a beautiful subtle shine. So comfy and cosy for baby and so pretty too.
Has 3 pearl buttons in front for a classy closure.
This handknit and handspun baby sweater is intended to be an heirloom classic to be passed on to the next generation without ever going out of style. A little luxury for a sweet baby.
This handknit baby sweater / cardigan will fit approx 6 months, a perfect size for a baby shower gift or baby’s first Christmas gift.
THE NATURAL LUXURY FIBERS:
Super Fine Merino Wool
The Merino wool is the finest in the world with a micron count very close to that of the cashmere undercoat. Super fine. Merino wool is the most delicate and softest wool. It also has lots of crimp and elasticity making it ideal for spinning into cloud soft baby yarn. Wool is a natural insulator. It absorbs moisture and remains warm even when wet.
Silk is another luxury fiber. A natural protein that keeps you warm and cosy in winter and comfortably cool in spring and even summer. It is fine, durable and light. Silk is comprised of very long lustrous fibers giving it the notable shine and ultra smooth surface that has become known to us as silky. In spite of its delicate appearance silk is extremely strong. The surface of the silk fabric resists soil and odors and has a natural fungal repellency
This baby sweater is knit by hand from yarn that I spun especially for this project.
First I have to card the fibers to fluff them up and get out any tangles. This also lines up the fibers to make them easier to spin.
Once the fiber is carded to my satisfaction i take it in to my spinning wheel and listen to an audio book while I spin it up. Once I have 2 bobbins full I go back and “ply” them together. Most of my handspun yarns have 2 plies… More
This original design is lovingly and expertly hand knitted in the traditional fashion with great attention to detail. The lines are Simple, Classic and Timeless.
Any baby will appreciate the luxurious warmth and softness of this luxurious wool yarn, any mother will love the simple, classic lines and beautiful handspun yarn. This design will look equally stunning on a baby boy or baby girl.
Care: Hand Wash/ Dry Flat
Whenever you order from Nancy Elizabeth Designs your order will come with a lovely handmade hang tag with story of the making of this one of a kind garment as well full care instructions. We’ll also include a sample of “Soak” my favourite no-rinse wool wash. . With proper care it will last for a long time.
If you have any questions at all please let me know.