I am so excited that I’ve learned to knit! I taught myself with the help of some of the wonderful ladies at DiaperSewingDivas.net and the awesome videos at KnittingHelp.com. I really like knitted wool longies with matching tops for the newborn to 6 months or so stage. All of the longies that I’ve done so far were knit using the Picky Pants pattern. Here’s what I’ve finished so far:
These newborn-size longies were knit with Fisherman’s Wool that was dyed by an online friend. I sewed the coordinating tops using my own Little One Layette lap-tee pattern.
I knit this pair of small longies using Honey Organic Merino dyed by Julie of Selah in her Mint Chocolate Zoo colorway. The lap-tee was made using my LOL pattern, and I drafted the snap-shoulder tee in a similar fashion. For the hat, I used the Welcome to the World Newborn hat pattern.
My third pair of longies was knit using o-wool that was custom-dyed by Stephanie of Morning Glory to match the goldfish print from Kumquat. The shirts and hat were done using the same patterns as above.
I also knitted two Sheepy Sacks to use for the newborn stage. The first one was knit using BFL from Earth Yarn in the Pat the Bunny colorway. The second one was knit using organic merino that was dyed for us by another online friend.
Everything looks beautiful!!! I don’t know if I have a favorite, but if I had to pick it might just be the sleepy sack in the Pat the Bunny colorway. I love that book. All of your sewing is great as usual. I don’t knit, but hope to some day. For now, I crochet. Anyway, I think everything looks great. You will have a well dressed baby. 🙂
O.K. I think this post has officially pushed me over the top. I have been on the verge of learning to knit for a while now. For the longest time, I thought “I don’t have time to knit, considering that I tend to spend all of my free time sewing.” But now, I’m thinking that the two can complement each other instead of being in constant competition.