Alwyn is part of the Knitty Professors Winter 2009-2010 Collection.
Sized for babies from newborn to 18 months, Alwyn is a one-piece jumpsuit knit seamlessly from the top down. To accommodate wiggly babies (and diaper changes), it features buttons at the neck and a zippered right leg.
This wintry jumpsuit was inspired by Wilson Alwyn Bentley, the first known photographer of snowflakes. Bentley photographed over 5000 snowflakes, which he referred to as “tiny miracles of beauty” through a special process he developed. Because the snowflakes melted quickly, Bentley developed a process to capture microscopic images mounted on black velvet to show off their intricate designs.
The Fair Isle pattern reflects Bentley's carefully preserved snowflakes. Shown here in ruby red, it would also look lovely in blue, dark green, or even black. Alwyn makes a perfect holiday outfit for your baby girl or boy.
Yarn: Naturally Caron Country (light worsted weight), or any DK/light worsted yarn.
Gauge: 22st and 30 rows/4 inch in stockinette stitch
Sizing Small (3 months); Medium (6 months); Large (12 months); Extra-large (18 months)
Nicholas is wearing the size small in these pictures. He was 6 weeks old and about 9 pounds at the time.
or as part of the Winter Collection (7 patterns for $21.00).