Jo Jo Basic Crew Sweater
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This very simple sweater is transformed with beautiful lazy daisy embroidery around the eyelets on the girl's version and groovy stripes on the boy's. Who says a basic pattern has to look basic? Use the ideas shown here to customize your own version with embroidery or stripes. This pattern can fit newborns up to 12 months old.
Finished Size: For newborns, the finished length is 9 ½" (24 cm) and for 12 months old, it is 11 ¾"" (30 cm).
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort (20% organic cotton, 80% fine wool).
Yarn Weight: 180 yd [165 m/2 oz]: #6-B bluet (light blue, MC), 2 skeins (all sizes) and #6-D denim (dark blue, CC), 1 skein (all sizes) for striped sweater; #6-PL pink lilac, 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins and small amount of #6-MZ maize for embroidery. Striped sweater shown here measures 20 1?2" (52 cm); embroidered sweater shown here measures 18 1?2" (47 cm).
Needles: Sizes 5 and 6 (3.75 and 4 mm): straight.
Notions: Stitch holders; tapestry needle; three 1?2" (1.3-cm) buttons, shown here in pearl.
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st on larger needles.
Originally Published: Natural Knits for Babies and Moms (Interweave, 2006).
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