Baby sweaters are some of my favorite things to knit. They are colorful, cute and fast. I’ve recently become smitten with
Knit Picks Shine for baby sweaters. It is 60% pima cotton/40% modal, machine washable and so soft. I think it beats any cotton Rowan has ever made. It doesn’t split like most cottons and yields a very clean, crisp fabric. Theses are several baby tank tops I made from Debbie Bliss’ Baby Knits Book. About 220 yds required for each top. I used scraps leftover from another project.
This second baby sweater was also knit from the same book. I do not know how to embroider and found both the book’s instructions and online instructions impossible to understand. I pleaded with my husband for help because he has a very mathematical mind. He quickly learned how to embroider specifically for this sweater. I was very impressed.
Finally, the third picture is of a current project – the kimono from the aforementioned book. I just love this book, by the way. It is also Knit Picks Shine and will have a tie around the back once I finish it. There is a set of trousers to go along with this particular pattern but I can’t believe that any knit trousers would retain their shape (especially cotton) or allow for much movement so I will omit them.
These sweaters will go to a family friend whose wife is expecting their first child in February. I am so excited that someone I know is having a baby because it is a rare event for me to actually give a baby sweater to a friend. Often, I save a stack of baby sweaters for charitable auctions.