No greater feeling than a little knit done and dusted and out the door. I love that feeling because it means a new project can be started. This really is one of my favourite baby knits when I want something quick and in one piece. You start at the back and knit, cast on each side for the sleeves, knit some more, cast off to finish the sleeves, knit each front, grab a circular and knit the ribbing (back and forth) and then sew up the side seams and you are done.
The buttons are optional but after making a couple of these for elodie without the button I kind of like being able to do them up especially in cold weather. No need to do buttonholes just push the buttons through (so long as they aren’t too big) and you are done.
The pattern is available for free here via ravelry, it’s a pdf so if you can’t access it you might need to join ravelry but it’s a great pattern and really fun to knit and see it all come together. I have the book Debbie Bliss Special Knits which the pattern can also be found in.
I made this for a little baby brother of finn’s classmate and just as I brought it in from outside where it had been blocking I checked my phone to discover the dear little baby was in intensive care. So I put the buttons on this super fast this morning, bundled it up with a few little gifts and dropped it off this afternoon on their doorstep. I’m keeping baby Albert in my prayers and would love my readers who pray to keep him in their prayers too. I’m hoping he’ll be out of hospital soon so he can wear this little number.