Pattern Review – Eloise Baby Sweater by Moogly

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.

Mint Chocolate Eloise SweaterI 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!





  • Millie Garcia

    Hi Ms. Pia
    Yes, the pattern is definitely awesome. I came across your review on the Eloise sweater by Ms. Tamara Kelly because I am stooped by the 40 chains for the shoulder I,’ve tried a few ways yet, still don’t know where to start with it to make the front. I was hoping maybe you can help. I saw the video which did not help with the 40 chains. Hope you can help. Btw love your pattern as well.
    Sincerly, Millie

    • Pia Thadani

      The 40 chains create the armhole opening – if you just go stitch by stitch through a few rows, it will start to become obvious. The raglan decreases in the following rows pull it all together so the armhole is upright. If you’re still having trouble, I would recommend reaching out to Tamara directly – maybe she can help you with it 🙂

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