The Peace Baby Sweater by Schoolhouse Press #79


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Mary Kay McDermott writes, “I opened the pages [of a magazine] to a picture of two-year-old Anne Frank from May, 1931. She is wearing a lovely knitted sweater with matching rompers. The cardigan is joined with classic pearl buttons, as well as a pin to accommodate her full and robust toddler frame. This knitting shows much love, as it was well worn and used for a valued portrait.”

Mary Kay had just visited Auschwitz, Poland when she saw the photo of Anne at two. Inspired by the photograph, she designed a beautiful, flattering, and functional baby cardigan as a tribute to Anne, Anne's family, and her legacy, with a hope for peace. 

This sweater is knitted flat and seamed. Only the sleeves are seamless, as they are picked up at the shoulders and knit circularly.

Yarn: Approximately 500 yards worsted weight wool


  • This is a physical pattern.
  • The pattern includes instructions for a cardigan, pullover, and vest.