There is nothing more satisfying than knitting for a baby or small child. Not only do these projects tend to get finished rather quickly, but they are also a wonderful way to learn new skills. Plus, who can resist the thought of a little one wrapped lovingly in a hand knit?
Not us, that's for sure, so we have compiled a list of our favourite small person knits!
We love all of the Debbie Bliss baby patterns, but this sweet cross-over cardigan from Baby Cashmerino 5 takes the cake! It's a wonderful knit for a small girl, as the ties mean that you can adjust the fit of the cardigan as they grow. Knit up in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, both the yarn and the book are available in-store.
The crew at Millamia are also famed for their gorgeous children's designs. These patterns, which have previously been published in their books, are now available as single pamphlet patterns! Knit up in the Millamia Naturally Soft Merino 5 ply, they are too cute to resist. The top one is the ever popular Carlotta dress (sizes 1 year to 5 years) and the bottom pattern is the Bjorn Tank Top (3 months to 36 months). With any luck somebody you know will have a boy and girl set of twins so you can knit them both up!
We also have lots of beautiful designs from Sublime, available as pamphlets in-store, including this stunning lace cardigan, knitted up by Leisl for her daughter. Knit using the Baby Bamboo 8ply, the size range is from birth to 7 years, and is available as both a short and long sleeve version.
So next time a new bub is born, you know where to head for your knitting supplies to give them a proper, hand-knit welcome to the world!