Playful Stripes Meets Alpaca

 So over the past few weeks I indulged in some more tiny sweater knitting.

I'm so pretty and Alpaca-y

There is something so sweet about sweaters this small. It makes me miss my daughter when she was a baby. Now she is all big and her sweaters take much longer to knit. 

I made this Playful Stripes sample for a temporary display at my new local yarn shop and eventually for another trunk show.

Alpaca Playful Stripes framed

This is a size 6 months so it was very fast and fun to knit. 
This time I broke out of my Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino comfort zone and knit this up in Blue Sky Alpaca Sport and Melange instead. The Melange and Sport are the same weight and put up. The Melange however offers up beautiful heathered colorways. Both are 100% baby alpaca. 
It may not be as practical for a baby but it sure is gorgeous in this yarn. 
So warm and soft.

I love these fall colors together. If you want to copy me, I wont mind. Here are the colors I used:

Blue Sky Alpacas Sport in color #504 Light Tan
Melange in color #800 Cornflower
Melange in color #814 Pumpernickel
Melange in color #806 Salsa
Melange in color #807 Dijon

Alpaca Playful Stripes closeup framed

While I was knitting this I was thinking about how much these colors would lend themselves to a little boys sweater as well. I think that the Playful Stripes could definitely work for a baby boy. I would simply change the picot borders to a rolled Stockinette st hem to make it less girly.

Pattern available HERE.