This is the first is a series I’m going to call Oh Baby! for all the baby knitting I’ve been doing of late. It seems like I’ve got a friend having a baby every month for the next 5 months or so, which means many mini knits.
The first is for a little girl due in July. As much as I think I want to fight gender specific colors when picking out baby gifts, this yarn was just too good to ignore. It’s been in my stash for a bit, and seemed like the perfect colorway for a baby girl born in the heat of summer.
Pattern: Baby Stuff, free Ravelry download
Yarn: Shibui Knits sock yarn in color 4201, approximately 160 yards
Needles: US size 2 double points
Mods: Made an i-cord topper with the last 4 stitches. Because babies need funny things sticking up off the tops of their hats.
This is a quick and fun set to make. The mitts were especially fast, and I hope they come in handy (hehe) for the little one. The whole thing took about 1/2 a skein, so a great use of leftover bits of sock yarn.
So, one baby gift down, 3 or 4 more to go. And then there’s this:
My Peaceful baby is due on New Year’s Day. I feel like one lucky knitter to be having a winter baby! Bring on the wee hats, sweaters, and booties! Any suggestions for great gender-neutral knitting patterns?