It's getting to be that time in my life when everyone I know is having kids. It started with friends and spread to my family. First my cousin Amy had her adorable son almost two (!?) years ago. Now another cousin, Andrew, and his lovely wife, Kayla, have a son due early next year.

Like previous baby sweaters I've made for friends, I fell back on Super Natural Stripes, a free raglan pattern. Like the last time I made it, I decided to elminate the garter ridges and do simple two-row stripes along the cardigan. This way results in fewer ends to weave in and a tighter striped look.

Sailor Baby Sweater

Since Andrew's in the navy, I decided on a marine theme with navy and white stripes and have taken to calling it the "Sailor Baby Sweater." Who knows, maybe he'll grow up to be a sailor like his dad. Either way he'll start off with some hand knits and Bryan and I are excited to meet him.

I don't have any baby-sized hangers, so I resorted to making my own from picture-hanging wire. Since I could, I added some letters to my hanger. I was inspired by this tutorial, but ultimately I made it up as I went along.

Sailor Baby Sweater

Project: Sailor Baby Sweater
Pattern: Super Natural Stripes