I stumbled upon the Eloise Baby Sweater pattern when it first came out, about a year ago. It was designed by Tamara Kelly of Moogly. I didn’t have anyone to make it for, but I knew I had to make it. This sweater became the start of my slowly growing baby gift stash.
I made mine with a lightweight, summery yarn. The colors reminded me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. I made short sleeves instead of the long ones in the original pattern. I also used instructions for a larger size, since my gauge was smaller. Since then, she has also published a Eloise Girls Sweater in sizes all the way up to 3T.
One thing I love about a many of Moogly’s patterns is that they look fancy, complicated and difficult, but are actually pretty easy and straightforward. This one was no exception. The skirt is worked sideways and then the yoke is built up from there. There is very little seaming, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow.
In case you do want a little more help, Moogly has just released an Eloise Baby Sweater Tutorial. When I saw that today, it reminded me how much I really loved this pattern. Now if only one of my friends would have a little girl so I could have an excuse to make another one!