I love knitting for newborns. And my sweet, sweet friend Francine has just had her 3rd baby. A little boy born yesterday and he weighs 2 kilos. So tiny. I love hearing baby news and I love to crack out the knitting needles and make a few things. Francine’s two girls were also little premmies and the first time I went over to their house to introduce myself was when their 2nd daughter was born 4 years ago and I came bearing premmie hats that I’d knitted up. And this is one of the hats I made. I love how flickr and ravelry mean that I can quickly look up what I’ve knit in the past.
5 hour baby cardigan. I’ve made this about 4 times and it’s a great quick knit. You can knit it in a 4 ply or whatever ply you like. Easy peasy and suitable for a beginner. Find the pattern here.
February baby sweater. Well this is one of the most popular baby patterns on ravelry. It comes from Elizabeth Zimmerman and I bought this little book for the pattern. It’s very sweet. Not too hard but it does require some concentration with the lace knitting. In other words little kids running around at your feet means you lose your place and lose concentration. That’s me anyway. Ravelry details are here.
maile. knit all in one and I think I need to make this too. My lovely aunty debbie, another knitter in the family, made this for Elodie and it was on high rotation in her wardrobe. I think every baby needs a white cardigan as it goes with everything. The pattern is free and can be found on ravelry here.
the hat details are here
Paxton – love this little simple one because it’s a little bit different and comes in newborn and premmie size. I’m knitting it at the moment in the small newborn size as I started before the baby was born. It’s really easy and knit top down, you leave the sleeves on some scrap wool and come back to them. Ravelry details are here.
Debbie Bliss baby shrug. This is another great pattern and I’m pretty sure I’ve made it over 7 times as it’s knit all in one piece and is super easy. The pattern is now free and can be found here. Ravelry details are here.
Anyway, they are a few of my favourites but I’d love to hear your favourite newborn knit!