February Baby Sweater

February Baby Sweater

If you have been knitting awhile you have probably heard of Elizabeth Zimmermann. If you haven’t heard of her already then you are in for a real treat, and trust me you will encounter one of her patterns at some point. She is the universal grandmother of knitting for modern knitters. Her books are written in part as a “how to knit” and in part conversational as though you were just sitting down for a cup a tea with her. Limited pictures, poor text formatting, and a general “oldness” add to the charm of her books. If you are just looking for a pattern book, filled with colorful, glossy photos, keep looking. If you want to sit on the sofa and knit with someone who has been there, done that, check out an Elizabeth Zimmermann books (many will be available at your library).

Today I would like to take a moment and share my latest finished project, the February Baby Sweater on two needles. The pattern is from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac. I love this little sweater and wish I had made it for my wee ones when then were still wee. There are some modified, larger sized versions of this pattern floating around the internet, that I might have to track down but in the meantime, I can’t wait to see this one on my soon-to-be here niece.




Michelle ~ Wee Folk Art


  1. EZ’s February Baby Sweater is definitely my ‘go-to’ baby sweater when people know they are having a girl.  I like to use her ‘heart hat’ pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-hat-wg20-so8) as a bonnet.  I use the gull stitch pattern to frame the face.  The February Lady’s sweater is a great pattern too.  It’s my favourite to wear.  I even made my own pattern for a February Little Lady sweater for my daughter.  You picked a great colour.  I love seeing babies in non-baby colours.

    1. Yes… I definitely plan to make more of these. I can see it becoming a go-to pattern. I am also working on a blanket using the gull pattern. It is my in-between other projects project though, and it is going slowly. I just joined in the last skein though so… not too much longer I hope… especially since the blanket is for me ;). I haven’t made the heart bonnet yet… it is also adorable. I will have to give it a try.



  2. I’m in the midst of knitting the Lady Sweater for me! The pattern on Revelry is excellent and I’m knitting it in a squashy handspun no dye alpaca. It’s gorgeous! I’m in the sleeves part. (I hate this part, so it’s slow going.)

    I’ll have to try the baby one some day.

    1. Ohh fun! I have the Lady Sweater in my ravelry queue… but there are several others projects with higher priority. Maybe after the holidays…

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