Knitted Baby Gifts

The past few months have seen some wonderful activity taking place in my little corner of the globe! A baby was welcomed into our family in March and it has been a pleasure to work up a few projects for this adorable little girl. It has been awhile since my three boys were tiny!

The pattern is an adaptation from a selection I found in an early edition Priscilla Baby Book. You can find many vintage pattern books on the opensource library, HathiTrust Digital Library

It is possible to mix a different weight yarn on the embellishments of your project. Simply be mindful of the difference in tension/gauge and drape. The yellow border shown here is a heavier weight yarn than the main body of the robe. I was careful to be generous with the placing of each crochet stitch. There were no hard and fast rules for me to follow, and a few times I pulled out the crocheted shells to have a more uniform edging. Feel free to experiment with materials in your projects! A constant to be aware of, however, is care of the finished garment considering all the components. In this case, I wanted the robe to be machine washable and chose a superwash merino for both elements. I also tested the colorfastness of the velvet ribbon before including it in my final project.

There are matching booties and a bonnet, done in the same sunshine yellow:

This particular yarn is great for children's items. I find it is soft merino, has a consistent twist, stands up well to machine washing, and is a great value through providing good yardage. The yellow is worsted weight and the ivory is DK weight. Both are available on Amazon and please consider *supporting my blog through clicking to the products through these links:

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