emerson’s puerperium

Knitting for newborns has to be one of the easiest and most satisfying ways to knit. I actually started this project for another little baby but it sat in the WIP pile for a little too long and then I got pregnant with emerson. It sat there until yesterday when I decided to finish it.
my model
the buttons make it
This is an easy pattern and knit all in one piece so it’s fast to knit – assuming you don’t put it in your WIP pile like I did.
close up
After my little model in it, I’m most in love with the colour. I’m really enjoying experimenting with new colours for boys and this one is something different but it would also make a great unisex colour. The yarn is BC Garn from here and the colour is 107.
The buttons complement it perfectly and are just from Spotlight. You need about 7 buttons and part of the fun of finishing a project (well there has to be a fun part since I hate the whole seaming and weaving in ends so much) is finding THE perfect button to match.
ready to wear
I will definitely be making another one of these for my little guy but with long sleeves (there are 3 sleeve options in the pattern.You will find the ravelry details are here and it’s definitely one to make for newborns!


  1. Oh wow, all your knitting/crochet projects are such an inspiration to me! I’m only learning and am self-taught so I’m slow, but I love bookmarking your creations for one day when I’m much better at it all! Thank you!

  2. oh that is divine and the vest is cute too!

  3. Emerson is perfect. He has the most gorgeous face!
    That colour really suits him.

  4. He is just a perfect doll Corrie! 😀 The colour suits him so perfectly. How do you find the time to make these gorgeous creations? Do you have elves? ;)xxx

  5. Unique

  6. He is just so precious. Makes me (almost) want to go back for number 5.

    Love the colour, suits the handsome little man.

  7. lovely little knit and Emerson is growing so quickly. He is very sweet.

  8. Perfect baby photos…I shall have to wipe up MY drool.
    The Liberty fabric quilt is beautiful. and your knitting is also gorgeous. Congratulations and Hope you are getting some sleep!

  9. I love this vest and love the colour, it’s gorgeous and different. Oh and what a gorgeous baby boy. Wish I could knit!

  10. Scrummy, gorgeous colour & you make the best models!! Look at him, oh gorgeous, love Posie

  11. Hola, me encanta tu blog. Se ha convertido en unos de mis favoritos.
    Me gustaria aprender ha hacer ese jersey tan bonito que le has hecho a tu bebé, pero yo no soy tan hábil como tu con las agujas. Se que ahora estarás muy ocupada con el recien llegado y el resto de tu familia, pero cuando tengas algún tiempo, te agradeceria mucho que pudieras hacer un tutorial de ese jerseicito tan bonito que has hecho.
    Recibe un cordial saludo,

  12. Very sweet! I am knitting one for a friend who has recently had a baby who lives in Europe. I have found the pattern runs fairly large. The first one I started fits my petite 3yo so had to start a second one. I just finished knitting the body and now need to do the sleeves and pick out buttons. I’ve used Bendigo Woollen Mills wool (luxury in Lake). It is such a sweet pattern. Jacinta

  13. This little knit is adorable!


  14. Such a lovely pattern and it must be so easy to pop on with doing up the buttons! Emerson is the perfect model!!

  15. Great color and cute baby!

  16. Gorgeous Corrie! You make the most beautiful baby clothes. Little Emerson is changing all the time, he’s adorable. And yes I agree, choosing buttons to match is a lot of fun, I LOVE buttons! xo

  17. The Colour really suits Emerson oh how I Love that Name..
    He sure is a Beautiful Baby a Bit like Flynn maybe!

  18. Ohh he is just devine and your knitting is just fabulous. The colour of the little vest is lovely. I just don’t how you finish them so quick. You are very clever mum…

  19. Oh Corrie. Loving your little doll, your handiwork and the Liberty fabric. But the word ‘puerperium’ is just fabulous – thanks for introducing me to it! J x

  20. Such a darling little man, and it’s lovely to see a bub dressed in this beautiful rich colour xx

  21. I have been away and missed the big event! Congratulations…he is supremely gorgeous…and I love the vest!
    You are an inspiration to all mums (and grandmas!)


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