Monday, March 21, 2011

Baby Knitting

I fell in love with this pretty minty green aqua wool in Australia late last year. I love the simplicity of garter stitch for babies, and the simple construction of this sweater.

The one change I made was the picot bind off on the collar to girly it up a bit. It's a 6 to 9 month size so I have time to look for some matching fabric and pair it with some overalls, or perhaps a dress.

Had I thought of it in time I might have used a picot cast on and picot bind off on the bottom edges and perhaps a little pocket. Not that babies have much use for pockets I suppose, but it would seem like a nice design detail. It may be that I'll make this one again, one size bigger. I think it's going to be a nice practical Northern California layer for those fall months.

The pattern called 'garter stitch baby jacket' is from They are in Sydney Australia so a search of Ravelry might turn up a more available pattern.

1 comment:

Susan Wells said...

What a lucky little baby girl to have you as her Gram! Absolutely darling as usual and I love your idea of pairing it with overalls!