As a knitter (and as someone who works in a yarn shop) I am constantly coming across excellent patterns both new and classic. There are never as many patterns as there are for little ones. It seems that a lot of people even start knitting just to make something for a baby to be! There are so many adorable patterns out there and with one on the way (not soon enough let me tell you) I am thinking baby wardrobe.
I am sticking with a lot of my faves from knitting for Hunter, but knitting them in a different colour/yarn/size to keep a little variety. I’ve also got some new ones on the horizon and of course, a design or 2 in the works. I thought I would start with the sweaters and share some of my favorites from the recent past and those I will be casting on in the near future.
First up is the Owlet. I knit this adorable little number up for Hunter in some the Madelinetosh Vintage and it was such a quick knit! Simple enough to knit, with an adorable little owl cable detail, need I say more? It took 2 skeins to knit up an 18 month size.
Next is Puerperium. I can’t love this pattern enough really. I think I might even have it memorized! I knit 2 up for baby showers this past year and they were extremely well received. You can pick a great yarn (you know I love a hand dye) and then pair it with some funky or cute buttons, whatever fits your style! I have already knit one of these up. I knit up a very special one of these for the new babe in Rocking Yak yarn. I used 1 ball but it’s the smallest size with some short sleeves (less than a yard to spare!).
Last is one I will be knitting for the first time is the Garter Stitch Baby Kimono. I’ll be using some Gourmet Crafter Sock for this one, I just have to decide on a colour….