I love knitting for babies. Especially girls. I guess, I am living my pink dreams through my little girls. Baby knitting is joyously fast and very satisfying. After all, babies can make anything look good. And a little yarn truly goes a long way in the tiny creations that bestowed on babies. What an opportunity to try out wonderful colors and special fibers. One 100g. skein of sock yarn will often be more than enough to make a baby sweater. Thin laceweight silk is perfect for little hats and socks.
So here are the projects I worked on while I was in Convalescent home:
Baby Surplice Sweater (pattern by EZ) – finished.
This little sweater has now become my traditional “first after the baby” project. This time around I made it a bit larger, since I have a really nice tiny one I made for DD #3. It should fit Menucha Rochel in about a month or so. I just need to find the right buttons for it.
Baby Ribwarmer (pattern by Meg Swanson) – finished.
I love this pattern. And the look of this basic bolero. It knits up very fast and can be managed with the foggiest of brains. The yarn is a nice blend of Merino wool and Bamboo, made by Elann. I bought 2 skeins to try it out and I love it.
Baby Lace, baby hat (my pattern) – finished.
I loved the look of “Chevron Lace” socks by Ann Budd, but the socks were too large to fit the baby NOW. So instead, I incorporated this lace into my basic baby hat pattern. It is also made using Elann yarn. A light fingering weight blend of baby alpaca and silk. Love this yarn, but my budget would not stretch for enough to make a garment for myself and it is too fragile to be used on any kid that will crawl. A perfect new baby yarn.
Sea Gate Baby Sweater (my pattern) – almost done – only sleeves are left to do.
This tiny sweater made for right now is knitted in another luxury fiber – cashmere. The tiny cables in the front and the K2P2 rib add shape to the sweater and keep the knitter interested.
Baby Rainbow Sweater (my pattern) – is at half way done. I love the medley of colors and the feel of the wonderful Bambino yarn from Yarnarian. This is a very basic raglan, but the colors keep me from being bored with endless stockinette.
I am also experimenting with some baby sock, but they are nor yet ready for Show and Tell.