A few years ago I picked up a ball of soft squishy crushed strawberry red wool to use as stripes in a baby project but it had looked all wrong so I rolled it back up again and tucked it away in the corner of the stash. Which turned out to be kismet because it was the perfect yarn to knit up a little last minute baby present for the next one of my colleagues to head off on maternity leave. This is her second baby and I figured that as she’s with me in the wait and see camp, she’ll already have all the gender neutral baby cardigans she needs. But it’s been a chilly start to the year, and a teeny tiny new person might just want a little extra layer to keep their tummy warm while we wait for the spring.
I knit a Milo for Kitty out of some handspun when she was only a few months old and five years it’s kept her toasty, and her sister and now her brother, even though he is a few sizes bigger than it’s supposed to be!
And as well as being stretchy it’s a really great pattern to knit, no seams, not even any picking up, just nice plain simple knitting with a few increases along the way, exactly what I needed as medicinal knitting over the last few weeks.
This is the newborn size, small and sweet and very snuggly. I love knitting with yarn that you know will make the wearer even more cuddly and the Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK is exactly that.
It wasn’t finished in time for daylight photography and even adjusting my settings for the colour of the light and all the rest of it, there’s something about electric light that just sort of flattens any texture, so the cables don’t show up very well in the photos. They’re hugs and kisses (oxox), exactly what this lovely new baby is going to be smothered in.
Joining Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday and Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On