I thought I should update you on our latest project for the store, we are making the Ribbed Baby Jacket by Debbie Bliss (a free pattern available online) in the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in colour Pea Green no 502. The yarn has been on the market for a while but we have only just started carrying it. An the results: so far, so good! The yarn has a very stretch quality so it goes further than a regular merino (the smallest size only uses 4 balls max). It is super soft and has a very satisfying squish to it. Squish, squish, squish! It's definitely in the petting yarn spectrum.
This is the colour we are using, Pea Green. I think it's closer to pea soup green, but that's not really relevant. One thing for sure, Debbie Bliss's design sensibility is always impeccable. The yarn colours are gorgeous and the patterns are always lovely - she's the Martha Stewart of knitting.
Oh, and as for the pattern, it's a pretty simple little thing. The sweater is knit in one piece (back, arms, fronts), seamed up the sides and down the arms, and then the ribbed collar is picked up & knitted. Super cute!