This is actually the second one of these that I have made. The first one is testament to the fact that you really should make necklines very generous on baby jumpers to avoid:
1) not getting said jumper over baby’s head
2) annoying baby A LOT! Oops!
In a nutshell, for younger babies buttons are good, likewise for not pulling stuff over the head.
It reminds me of jumpers I used to wear when I was growing up in Cornwall which is why I’ve called it a ‘Cornish’ jumper, although technically it was made in Devon. Hopefully this won’t cause as much controversy as the great jam and cream debate. Of course, it is jam first.
I love the nautical feel, it would be nice with some little anchor buttons at the neck, or even with a stripe.
I used this basic pattern without the bumpy bits and adapted it slightly with contrasting ribbing at the neck, hem and cuffs.
I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran wool, which is lovely for babies and quite chunky too. It took three balls to make this jumper.
I also began at one of the V stitches in order to leave the neck open, joining under the arms instead. You could of course leave it open all the way down and adapt into a wrap cardigan.