From mid-July through mid-September I was working on a batch of alpaca baby sweaters for Provenance Mill Clothiers
. They sent me a big bag of yarn and said to knit as many as I could from it. The pattern is appropriately called Meemaw's Lovebug Jacket. It is certainly a cute little jacket for a cute little child. These will be finished off with a colored ribbon at the waist.
|I started off by making 4 white sweaters. |
|When I ran out of white yarn I started knitting up the gray.|
|When I had finally knit as many as I could with the yarn supplied there were 6 cute little sweaters.|
It is hard to tell in these pictures but there are actually 3 different sizes. In the white, I made 2 smalls, 1 medium and 1 large and in the gray there is a small and a medium. It is interesting how different the alpaca fibers can be. The white was very soft and behaved nicely for me. The gray, on the other hand, was more wiry and had a mind of its own! The stockinette section at the bottom curled itself up so tightly that I could hardly get at the stitches on the needle!
After washing and blocking they are all so soft and beautiful! They are a wonderful heirloom piece to hand down through the generations. The finished sweaters are all available through Provenance Mill Clothiers.