Beware — Cuteness Ahead

Here I Come!

I’m warning you, this is a photo-filled post because, well because my little boy is just so cute. And the sweater isn’t bad either, if I do say so myself. I bought the yarn — Debbie Bliss Merino Chunky — from Maritza when she was de-stashing and I love it, I mean I really really love it. And wouldn’t it figure I cannot find more of it anywhere.

There I Go!

I made the sweater — very quickly I might add — for Tristan using Elizabeth Zimmerman‘s seamless raglan recipe. I tried it on him while knitting and it seemed a bit tight but I just kept knitting. In the end the neck was too tight so I frogged back a little and made it wider.


So after that it was still a little snug all around and a little short over the baby belly. So, I decided it would be a very nice gift for some friends having a baby this Autumn. Then I washed and blocked it and now, well now I think it might be Tristan’s after all. Doesn’t it look nice on him?

Cute? Me?

Chunky Raglan Sweater
Pattern: Seamless Raglan by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Merino Chunky in colorway
Yardage: less than five 55 yard skeins
Needles: US size 10.5
Modifications: I’d say this is about a size 24 month sweater. Here’s the lowdown on how I knit it:
– Cast on 70 stitches and join to work in the round
– 1×1 rib for 3 rounds
– Knit until 8 inches

– Cast on 18 stitches and join to work in the round
– 1×1 rib for 3 rounds
– Increase as directed until 24 stitches per sleeve
– Knit even until 8 inches

– Join the body and sleeves as directed
– Decrease as direcyed until 4 stitches remain each sleeve (no neck shaping)
– 1×1 rib for 3 rounds
– bind off



19 Responses to “Beware — Cuteness Ahead”

  1. 1 Becky September 12, 2007 at 10:11 am

    Oh he’s so precious! the sweater fits so well!

  2. 2 twiddletails September 12, 2007 at 10:51 am

    Lots of cuteness. And, as always, your photos are just stunning.

  3. 3 marie September 12, 2007 at 11:45 am

    he’s adorable -I particularly like the last picture with the little curls in his baby hair. Oh, and the sweater is perfect!

  4. 4 Lora September 12, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    You can find Merino Chunky at and the price is great. I’m not sure about color selection though. Your little guy is adorable…makes me miss that stage!

  5. 5 Sonya September 12, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    Those little curls and chubby legs – what a sweetheart! And that sweater just is perfect, I do love a boy in a nice raglan. Perfect yarn for the project – you are just on a knitting roll.

  6. 7 amandajean September 12, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    oh, he is cute! as is his sweater. nice job, and quick, too! Maritza was just destashing…wow. I would keep the sweater for him….it does look great on him.

  7. 8 martha September 12, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    It’s perfect:)
    Now you need to knit him some pants!

  8. 9 Marisa September 14, 2007 at 2:03 am

    This is so very sweet. You are fueling my passion to learn to knit.

  9. 10 JoAnna September 14, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Oh thank you! This is very motivating. The very cute pictures of the little pickle help too!

  10. 11 Laura September 17, 2007 at 10:51 am

    Holy cow! That is some serious cuteness! 🙂

  11. 12 sheree September 18, 2007 at 9:09 am

    Beyond Cute! He is adorable. And the sweater is beautiful–what a wonderful shade of blue. Looks perfect on him. 🙂

  12. 13 Jen September 18, 2007 at 11:32 am

    This sweater came out really nice and it fits him perfectly. What a cutie!

  13. 14 Josie September 19, 2007 at 10:06 am

    Very very cute. The pictures are lovely and thanks for sharing the pattern.

  14. 15 socksformum September 22, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    What chubby little knees! The sweater looks great on your sweet tot!

  15. 16 Sue October 14, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Oh he is adorable, no wonder you took so many photos. I am glad that the sweater came out just the perfect size for him too. I love the color too. Have they discontinued it, and that is why you cant find anymore of it.

  16. 17 Maryann October 22, 2007 at 4:34 am

    First time here, and all is gorgeous! Your cutest little boy, the beautiful sweater, and fabulous photo shots. Very impressive!

  17. 18 margaret thomas June 4, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Loved the little fellow in his cute blue jumper.
    I am a fan of Elizabeth Zimmerman patterns but over here in Australia I am having trouble trying to get a copy of her “Knitting Workshop” in particular the pattern for SUPRISE JACKET. Would you have the instructions for that jacket? Margaret of Melbourne, Victoria. Australia.

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