As we were preparing for our trip, I had in mind a specific sweater I wanted to knit for the little boy: a saddle-shouldered fishermen’s sweater. Because the weather would be a bit cooler (actually, much cooler), this sweater would need to keep him warm yet dashing. I envisioned a sweater he could wear to dinner.
Not wanting the sweater to look too large, I knitted it in the size that would fit him just as he was: nine months old. Even if he wore it for just a few days, it was okay.
The body pattern is a revised version of Stephen Hawker’s slate pattern found in Cables, Diamonds, Herringbone; Secrets of Knitting Traditional Fishermen’s Sweaters by Sabine Domnick. Saddle shoulder instructions were borrowed from EZ’s Knitting Workshop.