It seems these days there is always a baby to knit for. If it’s not my own, there are friends and family starting little families of their own. There is always a little bundle to welcome into the world. As you probably know, I like to say welcome with woolies! Even summer babies need something warm for the evenings, and if you are worried your knitted item won’t get enough wear, just knit a bigger size to fit in the fall. Things are getting a bit crazy actually and I’m thinking about just continuing to cast on, a baby will come along soon enough!
One of my first books of baby knits came from Debbie Bliss. It was Baby Cashmerino 2 and it’s full of adorable knits for little ones. There are, of course, Baby Cashmerino books 1 and 3, and they are also chalk full of adorableness! There are dresses and vests, perfect for spring, or warmer items like sweaters. I also love the cute little animals she includes in every book, bears and bunnies being the most popular.
Each pattern is designed for, you guessed it, Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn. It comes in many colors and Debbie always seems to have her pulse on modern palettes. Not just baby blues, but with a hint of grey or a dusty rose instead of cotton candy pink. I’m most struck (believe it or not) by her neutrals. I love a good steely grey, it makes baby’s skin look good and matches any wardrobe!