Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 331 – Colorwork Baby Pullover in Cerro

The soft colors of Cerro combined with undyed Canyon meld superbly in colorwork. This classic pullover silhouette is soft and warm next to baby's skin and is sure to be worn often. Choose a gender neutral palette as shown or choose a color scheme that emphasizes either the pink or blue shades of Cerro.

Worked from the bottom up, the stranded colorwork body is worked in the round and the striped sleeves are worked flat. The body and sleeves are then joined for the yoke and the sweater is completed in one piece to neck.

        1. Work the entire sweater in stripes.
        2. Work the sleeves in the round on double pointed needles.
        3. Position the front placket off center - Try 2/3 of the front on one side of placket opening and 1/3 of front width on the other.
        4. Work stripes instead of colorwork after dividing for placket.

Susan Mills   

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(file size: 1 MB; published February 25, 2014)

The Yarn

85% pima cotton • 15% alpaca

Cerro is a blend of soft pima cotton and alpaca that creates a yarn with drape and excellent stitch definition. These summery hues are complimented by Cerro’s undyed cousin, MountainTop Canyon.

More Free Sweater Designs for Babies

The Canyon Baby Cardigan, top left, was an instant hit in our office, whether the ladies had babies to knit for or not. There's just something irresistible about tiny sweaters, the usual worries that can bog down a sweater project just seem to vanish: they don't take too much yarn or time and are sure to fit the baby, at some in their babyhood.

Sprout Child's Tunic Chesapeake Baby Ballroom Cardigan Chesapeake Tomboy Cardigan Provence Baby Cardigan Canyon Baby Cardigan

Along with the Canyon Baby Cardigan, which would be equally beautiful in colorful Cerro, here are a few other free baby patterns from Web-Letters past. Click the images above to read more about each design and download the free PDF pattern.

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