I only made one sweater like this one, it was made on a knitting machine. The machine was for sale on Etsy, it was recently sold.
I launder my yarn before knitting, as most wool yarn has natural oils that are best washed out before knitting or wearing. I also wanted to make sure the finished product would not shrink. It was years ago, but I am fairly certain this sweater was hand washed in water.
The body and sleeves were knitted on the knitting machine. The collar, button holes and front trim were crocheted by hand. The sweater is in excellent condition. The sweater has 5 pearl buttons, a peplum waist and a single simple pleat on the shoulder sleeve giving it a slight fullness.
Suitable color descriptions, classic heather, mauve, brownish purple, burgundy lavender. The body of the sweater is a pattern from the knitting machine. It is a dense and tightly knitted pattern. A soft blouse must be worn under the sweater as the wool is scratchy. The crochet perfectly finishes the sweater.
Photos were taken inside and outside both in natural light. They are the same sweater. The color is a combo of both. When put next to red tissue paper it takes on the reddish hue and the same with the more purple color. Inside light is more blue but the actual color is probably more on the darker burgundy side, the camera is the only one confused.
As far as fitting a baby or small child I am not sure of the sizing in modern manufacturers numbers. Please see measurements below. If you have questions drop me a convo.
• Sweater total length 12.5 inches
• Width Front 11.25 inches
• Width Back 11.25 inches
• Width across-shoulder seam to seam 9 inches
• Shoulder to cuff on sleeve 11.5 inches long
• Armhole 11.5 inches-23 inches total measured in circumference
• Peplum measures about 3 inches long and has a crocheted trimmed hem
• Cuff circumference 6 inches
• Neckline opening 12 inches around
Shipping is not included in the price of the sweater
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