Baby Knitting!

December 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm 4 comments

This weekend I made these…

I’m enchanted by the boots. I discovered Julia Noskova over at Knitterella and I’m so glad I did. Remember when I said I’m being really picky about what I knit my little babies? Well, I really was hung up on the bootie situation for the boy outfits. I kinda felt like all the bootie patterns I was finding were kinda sissy looking. I’m sorry, I promise no offense intended, it’s probably more a reflection on me than any other knitter, you really have no idea how perfectionistic I’m being about the baby knitting. So when I discovered Julia’s work I was thrilled, most of her baby booties/shoes are decidedly boy or girl, which is something that was a must for me. So I now have a whole set of patterns to choose from for both my boys and girls outfits.

One issue I did have with this pattern was the sizing, the 0-6 month size is really big when knit to gauge. I knit them on one needle size down and fingering weight yarn instead of Sport or DK, and they still were a 3-6 month size, not even close to newborn. Since I really, really wanted these to be part of the home-from-the-hospital ensemble, I needed them to be a lot smaller. I made a few mods which I noted in detail on the ravelry page linked below. The mods made for a perfect newborn/preemieish size, since I’m expecting these little twins to be on the smaller side.

It’s so fun to finally be getting some real momentum on the baby knitting. So far, I have almost finished two boy cardigans in different colors, one pair of boots, and about to start on the second. I forgot the instant gratification factor with baby knitting. Sit down for 3-4 hours and you have a bootie!

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Raveled: Here
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering
Pattern: Winter Boots by Julia Noskova

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Erin-Kate  |  December 20, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Too adorable! Looks like a quick knit too. 🙂

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    • 2. elegant economy  |  December 20, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      Yes, they knit up pretty fast, yet they don’t look like you blitzed through it with big yarn and needles. Still very delicate.

      Reply
  • 3. Rose  |  December 21, 2011 at 7:55 am

    So cute! I’ve always had difficulties with baby booties, and have actually never made a pair. I will have to try this out. Gloss Fingering looks beautiful.

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  • 4. Baby Knitting! « Elegant Economy | Ayshah Maiorano  |  December 22, 2011 at 12:34 am

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