Because my daughter and her husband had decided not to find out the sex of the baby ahead of time, I tried to make some things that were gender neutral. My daughter loves color so the first sweater that I made was multicolored.
This is a basic top-down raglan cardigan pattern from an old pattern card that I found at my local yarn shop. The yarn was a DK weight. I love how the stripes worked out on this. I even found buttons in several of the colors. Isn't it cute!
I finished that sweater in May then I had the opportunity in June to test knit a new pattern for a designer. The Simply Stripy Baby Sweater was made from two sock yarns that I had in my stash. One was solid purple Cascade Heritage, the other was a long striping yarn called Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace Yarns. I made a simple hat to go with the sweater and there are tiny socks too!
The pattern for this sweater is available here. It includes options for short or long sleeve sweaters, a onesie or a dress with sizes up to 24 months. Now that I know we have a girl I may have to make the dress!
She seems to have found it to be quite cozy.