First birthday sweater for a T-Rex

We recently attended the first birthday party of Truman Rex, a delightful baby belonging to some great friends of ours. I whipped up a little Antler Cardigan  out of some Classic Elite Liberty Wool in Mallard (conveniently washable). Here is the result:

T-Rex antler

His parents and most of the party attendees oohed and aahed when they opened the present and they immediately put it on him. What knitter doesn’t love that?! I made him a baby blanket for him before he was born, and since his parents deemed that “magnificent” I decided they were worthy of more hand-knitted pieces. I made a 1-2 year size with a little extra sleeve length, so I hope he can wear it a bit next fall too.

T-Rex antler-2

The pattern is easy to follow and starts with the sleeves. That’s a nice touch, and something I don’t think about doing often. I usually am tired of the sweater when I get to the sleeves, so it was good to get them done first. The cabling is fun and goes quickly.

Maybe I can get a picture of it on him in the wild one of these days…

11 thoughts on “First birthday sweater for a T-Rex

  1. This is far too cute! I love the buttons, and the color matches them perfectly! Anyway, I wish to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Your mission (if you choose to accept it, by which I won’t be offended if you don’t) is to 1) display the award logo, 2) link back to the person giving the award, 3) state 7 things about you, 4) list 15 blogs that you wish to nominate, 5) notify these bloggers of the award and the rules. The person that nominated me is here: Your knitting success has inspired me not to get so frustrated when I mess up! Which is quite often, but that’s not the point. Stay fabulous…

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