Today I'm doing a little catch-up on some baby knits that I finished a while ago but never got around to photographing or blogging about. (I don't know why I seem to put these things off for so long....) Anywho, they are all finished up now and awaiting their departure to their new homes.
First up is the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann. This was a really fun and pretty easy project. I did mine using the written directions from The Opinionated Knitter as well as the row counting charts and collar directions from the wiki page. I knit it to be a newborn size using sock weight yarn. I had originally made it for baby Grace, but I didn't get it to her soon enough and she outgrew it. Which leads me to my next finish knit:
The Marshmallow Bonnet by Susan B. Anderson. I knit this to replace the Baby Surprise Jacket. Yes, I know it's not as big of a gift as the cardigan, but I was running low on time, so I had to knock out whatever I could easily manage. I don't know why I waited so long to knit this pattern! It is adorable and super functionable for a baby!! It's got a chin strap to help prevent the baby from wiggling out of her hat, which is genius if you ask me. I used Berroco Vintage and Palace yarns, both leftovers from the Cupcake Hat I knit for the C is for Cupcake Swap.
And lastly is another cute little baby cardigan. This one is the Puerperium Cardgian by Kelly Brooker. It's a free Ravelry download and is meant for the puerperium period, which is the first six weeks after baby is born. The buttons all down one side make it easier to dress the baby when they are so new and little. I knit the short-sleeved version because I thought it looked really cute worn over a long-sleeved onsie, but the pattern has instructions for a long-sleeve version as well.
All in all, I would knit each one of these patterns again because they are easy, quick and so cute!! I hope that they are useful and come in handy for each precious little one.
Much Love, xoxo