I had some grand plans for my 2016 Christmas sweaters (as I only have one level of plan: grand!) but in the end, Hunter still fit her Britannia sweater from last Christmas and Jones wore the Tenderheart sweater from Heart on my Sleeve. Wee Bodhi got a new sweater though, an Antler. As the youngest of 3 she has an amazing wardrobe of hand-me-downs, but rarely something Mama knit just for her. She took to it quite readily and has requested more yarn ‘for a sweater for me, so I will be cozy’.
I think between Emily and I we have knit an Antler sweater of some kind each year since we first released the pattern in 2012. There have been baby gifts, sweaters for us, and lovely Antlers for our little ones. In worsted weight with all the detail in the yoke it knits up quick with just enough interest at the end to keep us going!
Antler’s through the ages! It is one of my very favourite baby gifts, and Em’s too. Antlers for Max, Bodhi, Hunter, Emily, Alexa, and some babies to be!
For Bodhi’s Antler I wanted it to fit just right for Christmas, but in hindsight I should have gone up a size for a little more wear (will I ever learn?). I used YOTH Father in ‘cracked pepper’, a yarn that I definitely want a sweater in for myself! Light and warm, all the best things about wool, and with a softer spin, Bodhi wears it next to the skin without issue. The dark grey was a bit of pain to knit at night, but the colour gives this sweater a timeless quality and makes it a very wearable wardrobe piece. I might just have to knit up another in the next size….or 2, man these kids grow like weeds!
If you are a bit tentative to try it, the Antler makes a great first sweater and we have a step by step tutorial that takes you from cast on to button band!
Who have you knit an Antler for? Share your photos on your favourite social spot with the hashtag #antlersweater
Let’s make 2017 a good one!
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