stitch by stitch – a wardrobe for a nephew
The shower went off without a hitch and I finally got to give Emily and Jordan their box of woolies. I wasn’t alone though! Both my mum and Emily’s mum had their needles clicking too, so, without further ado, I give you my nephew’s woolie wardrobe:
I love the Vivid blanket, I have made this one and this one and I will probably make more! I love that I can use whatever fun color strikes me on a given evening. I have been working from my wild stash of Tanis Fiber Arts and I had to get all of her new colourways for this one…that’s right. Had to. I can work on a square here or there, and I love the finished blanket. Emily was so smitten with Bodhi’s blanket that I cast on one for her future baby…months before she was pregnant and even more months before I knew!
Lately I have felt the need to welcome every new baby with a Flax sweater. It’s quick and simple, works for boys or girls, and it was my favorite thing to throw on Jones or Bodhi whenever they needed something warm. It is a gift that just can’t miss. I cast this one on Christmas day, the day I found out I was going to be an Aunty. I knit it in some Sweet Fiber Merino Twist Worsted in ‘smoke’. I love babies in grey and it seemed like the perfect thing for a boy or a girl, a great wardrobe staple (they are having a boy, but I didn’t know yet when I cast on).
While I probably would have considered the Prairie Fire to be more of a girlie knit, Max’s bright green, short sleeved, version taught me differently! It was the perfect piece, keeping his core warm while allowing his arms to move freely. I cast this one on ages ago but finished it the night before the shower…anyone else have this problem from time to time?
This little Playdate wasn’t knit with my nephew in mind, but Bodhi grew a little faster than I thought she would and this teeny Playdate was very quickly too small for her…as in it was too small before I was finished. No matter, it is the perfect ‘home from the hospital’ sweater now! I knit this one up in Sweet Fiber Cashmerino 20 in ‘bruin’.
Knits from Grammas
Em’s mum is an old school knitter. She knit up all of these adorable little baby gifts from vintage patterns that she took more inspiration from than pattern info. She worked in the round where she wanted, changed stitch patterns at will, and in the end this set is the perfect amount of classic and vintage. I love the palette she chose in the Spud and Chloe Fine too. I mean, how cute is that sleeper!?
She also knit this super cute sweater. It is a backwards cardigan, the buttons go on the back! I’m so smitten with this detail you may see it again in a TCK pattern!
My mum, after many years away from the needles decided, while visiting a yarn shop in Washington, that she had to knit this adorable little sweater she saw. The pattern is the Baltic Baby Sweater and mum used Sweet Fiber Merino Twist Worsted in ‘smoke’ and ‘purple night’ (the original is in a bulky yarn, but we wanted something a little lighter so we used worsted yarn and knit a smaller size). I love the little tab details!
There you have it, my nephew’s knit wardrobe…so far. Any minute now I will have a nephew to wear it!
More baby knits from TCK: