Okay that’s not a real baby. My first progeny is due in a couple months, so I decided to finally get started on some of his personalized fashionable knitwear. I really can’t stand the generic pastel colored baby clothes and accessories available in stores. Just because I’m having a boy doesn’t mean everything needs to be powder blue. Unfortunately it’s not easy to find a more saturated palette without paying ridiculous prices at the ultra-swanky baby boutiques. So I decided to make a few things myself. Give the guy a splash of color.
These are crazy easy, and would be a good use for stash yarn cuz they took very little to make – less than half a skein total. Quick too; these took just a few hours to knit up in front of the TV.
I had to guess on the size. I don’t have a baby yet to be my model, but these look about right to me. And if they don’t fit, it’s not like I put a lot of time (or yarn) into them.
2 (partial) skeins worsted weight yarn (I used Kelly green Peruvian highland wool for color A, and a Blueish-teal superwash merino wool for color B.)
US size 7 circular needles
m1 = make one stitch, an increase technique
CO 28 in color A and join in the round, careful not to twist work.
Switch to color B, carrying color A up the inside of the work.
K3, m1 until your stitches count 36
Knit 2 more rows in color B, then switch to color A
Knit 2 rows color A, 3 rows color B, 2 rows color A, 3 rows color B etc., until piece measures about 7 inches. End with color B.
Switch back to color A, knit one row.
BO in pattern.
Those look pretty cozy, even on a fake baby.