Did you knit anyone a sweater this holiday season? Did any of them land with more of a thud than a cheer? Check out Amy Herzog’s suggestions for successful sweater gifting. Many of us have learned these the hard way, like the time I knit a dress for my infant out of hand dyed 100% wool. You know what new moms are not great at? Remembering to hand-wash-dry-flat something their newborn has puked on. I now limit my baby knits to acrylic blends and superwash sock yarns.