New babies are a great reason to start knitting. They look so adorable in wool, and they have to wear a sweater it if you put it on them. They can’t rip it off the way a two year old can! When the weather turns cold there is nothing like wrapping your new bundle in wool. You know they will be warm, Vancouver rain or not.
For the knitterly new mum a couple of skeins of washable yarn is a wonderful gift. 400 yards of worsted weight yarn can make a sweater for a 0-2 year old no problem. A beautiful hand dye is extra special, for that little sweater that will passed down through the years. Madelinetosh Vintage and SweetGeorgia worsted have a subtle variation in their unique kettle dyed colors.
For patterns there are really more than I can mention. Debbie Bliss Cashmerino books have many adorable little knits, Brooklyn tweed has great baby blanket patterns, 9 months of knitting has they ever adorable Gramps sweater pattern, and Jane Richmond has some cute baby accessories too. As if that weren’t enough there is also a whole binder of baby pattern leaflets to thumb through. Choose your pattern, let us help you pick out some pretty yarn to match and you’ve got yourself a little joy for under the tree.