Let’s talk babies…

November 11, 2011

No not me. Sorry, Mom and Dad.

But everyone else I know! I am at the age where all my friends are pregnant. It’s crazy to turn around and learn about more and more mini-friends that are being created. So it gets my needles clicking. I’m not one who is interested in having my own children, much to my father and grandmother’s dismay**.

Now, as someone who likes to knit for others and likes to spread the love of wool, knitting for babies is kind of perfect. Not to mention..how stinkin’ cute are tiny baby knits?! Don’t get me wrong, the temptation is always there to put one on my cat. I’ve resisting every time…sadly.

So here’s the first in a parade of wee wooly knits for new humans entering into this crazy world.

Baby sweater for Baillie

The Offset Wraplan. So so cute! This was made for a, now born, baby in the Pacific Northwest. The first child to Kasy’s close friend Aaron, and wife Sharon. I worked on this in the woods in Northern NJ, while camping at Round Valley Reservoir, so I hope that it is full of good love-of-the-outdoors-and-camping juju for the baby! Since PNW can get cloudy and chilly, I thought that a bright sophisticated purple wool sweater would fit the bill.

The pattern is fab. Super easy, with adorable results. I knit this in a worsted weight, on size 6 needles, following the numbers for the 6-9mo size. The finished sweater is more of the 9-12 mo size. Perfect. Perfect.

And speaking of perfect…how great are these buttons?

Baby sweater for Baillie

As the baby’s dad, Aaron, is a boat-man (as Kasy is) and still owns a sailboat, these cute buttons were a fun choice.

Details:
Offset Wraplan
Size 6 needles
Plymouth Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash Solids (1.5 skeins)
Colorway 15
rav project page

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** I like to think that my parents and grandmother must think that I am the favorite child, if they want me to procreate so badly. How “middle child” is that logic?!

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4 Responses to “Let’s talk babies…”

  1. carrieoke Says:

    ooh this is SO pretty! that yarn is beautiful and man I love the offset wraplan pattern. super cute.

  2. lauren Says:

    oh that is such a cute sweater! I’ll have to keep it in mind for future babyknits. And yes I hear ya about all the friends having babies – our fridge is totally covered in baby pictures. It’s pretty adorable.


  3. How sweet! I love that you can tell them where you were while you were making this sweater, and about the good outdoor / camping juju!

    Kids are not for everyone. I’ve always known I wanted them someday, but know lots of people who truly don’t want them. It’s probably best for the Earth too 🙂

  4. Lisa Says:

    Super spiff sweater and adorable buttons! Will be adding this pattern to my baby repretoire; maybe Muffy will make me an auntie soon 🙂


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