Thursday, February 10, 2011

Res Completa/Originalis: Little Baby Grandpa Sweater

Still no model (6 weeks to go!), but I thought I'd share a little sweater I made for the future little dude.



This is a simple, bottom-up raglan made from (exactly) one gorgeous skein of Wabi Sabi Yarns Tallulah Sock in "to be a fairy in a forest". The idea of tiny babies in grown-up style clothing cracks me up, so I added pockets to add to the overall grandpa look. (As if a baby needs pockets, ha!) I would have done elbow patches, too, but I ran out of yarn.

27 comments:

Mette Jin Mayland said...

Ridiculously cute :)
It would look nice with dark brown elbow patches..

Deborah said...

Adorable! How about one of your knitted ties to go with it?

Michelle said...

I love the idea of leather elbow patches and the knitted tie ensemble!

I detest baby themed baby clothes; this is definitely the style I'll be dressing my kids in...when I have them ten years from now. :-D

Hayley said...

Hi Hilary, I have become an avid reader of your blog over the last few months. You have such style! This little sweater is a real cutie. Maybe you could put tiny little leather elbow patches on it? :) Thanks for a great read.
Hayley.

Stripeyspots said...

That is so sweet!

barefootrooster said...

adorable. i love grandpa sweaters on grandpas and non-grandpas alike. cannot wait to see it on the model...!

hibou said...

Oh my GOSH! That's just unbearable. What a great colour, too! It's such a "you" green, so you know it'll be perfect on the little guy!

said...

Too stinking cute. You can put his pacifiers in the pockets!

Teresa said...

Hee hee, I love it! Especially your desire to add the elbow patches. Such beautiful yarn too :)

Susan said...

I love this idea too. Go little grandpa. lol.

I agree with some of the others, a patch on the elbows could still work in another material.

Too cute!

MrPuffy said...

It's adorable!!!! He's going to be so warm and snugly in that sweater :)

Hope you enjoy the pickles and ice cream these last few weeks - LOL

Julie said...

Absolutely adorable, Hilary! And isn't it often the case that newborn babies resemble little old grandpas anyway? Your little guy might enter the world with a head full of hair and a mouth full of teeth, but I doubt it... one thing's certain, though - he is sure to be ridiculously cute (especially in this sweater!).

peaknits said...

Oh shucks, this is so cute! I think brown elbow patches would be cute too - Little Grandpa - love it!

Jo @ a life in lists said...

Love the little pockets! And I can't believe you got a whole cardigan out of one skein - I was sat doing sums in my LYS for aaaages yesterday and ended up spending a fortune on 2 skeins for a cardigan for baby number two (which must be due at almost exactly the same time as your arrival!)

Siga said...

That is so so cute. You could do those elbow patches in some different colour - or even put some leather on it. Then he'll for sure be a sweet little grandpa.

Aline said...

Sweetest cardi!
I sewed my son several Grandpa bathrobes. I love to play with fabric linings to have some plaid peeking out from the collar and pockets.
I feel terrible that 3rd baby only got knit socks...;)
He has been so rough with his clothes I've waiting 9 years to knit him a sweater, yee!

Jodi said...

So cute! I love the little pockets. Have you seen the Master Charles sweater pattern? I think you'll like it -- elbow patches galore. :-)

Nettie said...

Oh! I love it! I want to wear it, lol.
You will have one stylish baby!

Maryse said...

It's super cute! I love the grandpa look too!

keri said...

Oh that is SO adorable! Now all he needs is elbow patches and little glasses! So cute!

Lori said...

Great sweater! I love babies in miniature grown up clothing! great choice. I think elbow patches in some brown fabric or felt would be great but it is super cute without.

Julie said...

what a perfect little cardi!! You could always do contrasting elbow patches, but it's so sweet the way it is. Love it.

Ella said...

Love it! As they get older and you add pockets, you will likely find food in those pockets. And toys. But mostly food. :D

Congrats on the little one! :D

artohline said...

Oh my goodness, adorable!! I love that you call it a grandpa sweater. Cute little grandpa! Almost makes me think of Benjamin Button, haha. :-)

Louise said...

Great sweater! I really like the colour

Victoryperfect said...

What an exciting experience!/Hilarious! Delightful! True!/wonderful stuff! thank you!
Baby clothes

Suzette said...

SO adorable!