Luxury Heirloom Aran Style Baby Sweater
Hand Knit and Handspun in a Merino Wool & Silk Blend Yarn. Lots of texture with beautiful button front opening. Suitable for boys and girls
- fits a baby of approximately 6-18 months.
- measures 23 inches around and 12 inches in length.
The heathered blue to rust yarn was handspun specifically for this sweater. It is spun from a combed top, a blend of Silk and Merino wool from Louet Sales that I have un-stashed for this special cardigan.
I have my own technique for further preparing this top for handspinning, then I take it in to my spinning wheel and listen to an audio book while I spin it. Once I have 2 bobbins full I ply them together. Most of my handspun yarns have 2 plies.
This blend of Merino Wool and Silk makes a fabulous yarn with lots of spring and softness from the wool while the silk add it own unique characteristic such as shine, luxury and strength to the yarn.
is the most delicate and softest wool. It 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….More about Wool
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…. More about Silk
This design is lovingly and expertly hand knitted in the traditional fashion with great attention to detail. The lines are Simple, Classic and Timeless. This one has plenty of texture in the variety of Aran stitch patterns.
Any baby will appreciate the luxurious warmth and softness of the wool and silk blend yarn, any mother will love the simple, classic lines, cables and beautiful handspun yarn. This design will look especially good an a little boy.
This aran cardigan will make a very special heirloom gift for any baby. You will like it even better when you get it into your own hands.