At the end of January and beginning of this month, I whipped up a few items for a very special baby. (No, not mine!) Unfortunately, the pictures aren’t great. I’d forgotten to take some earlier, so these are last-minute shots – taken at my parents’ house, just before the gift-giving event. But hopefully you get an idea of just how cute these are.
First, we have the Easy Baby Cardigan by Diane Soucy, which was very easy indeed:
Next, a pair of Ruth’s Perfect Baby Booties by Ruth Bennett. Not the most well-written pattern in the world, but still fairly straightforward, and the result is just too adorable:
And finally, a pair of Slip-Ons by Zoe Mellor (published in 50 Baby Bootees to Knit):
The tools and yarns for all three were the same:
US3 / 3.25mm Addi Natura circulars
US3 / 3.25mm Plymouth bamboo DPNs (for the cardigan sleeves only)
Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in Azalea
The two pairs of booties are currently a bit too large for the little one, but in this case, too big is better than too small, right?
All three of these projects were very well received and much appreciated, so more handknits are in my niece’s future! Ruth’s Perfect Baby Booties were a particular favorite, and I may even knit my sister a larger version to match.