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Mini Me Made May Roundup

June 2, 2016
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Mini Me Made May

At times a camera was not what Neve wanted in her face!

The first month with a newborn is not the easiest… but the newest Tin Can Knits baby, Neve, has been a little dear (most of the time).

Dogwood Blanket by Tin Can Knits

At just 3 days old, Neve was all wrapped up in the Dogwood Blanket, one of Emily’s first baby designs… conceived years before she was!

Between crying and cuddles, Emily has thoroughly enjoyed #minimemademay and snapped plenty of pics of the baby wardrobe!

Flax Light Pullover

In the Flax Light Pullover (a free Simple Collection pattern), Neve looks just like her big brother did when he was a newborn!

Yawn – Everybody is a little tired when a new baby joins the family! Neve is cuddled close in the I Heart Rainbows pullover.

Despite yawns and afternoon naps, Emily had a fabulous time dressing up her little darling in the tiny newborn outfits that she’d spent so much time preparing.

Want to learn more about the pattern, yarns, size and modifications we’ve used to create these knits?  Lately we’ve been keeping better track of our personal knits, and posting all the project details on Ravelry – check it out!

Lace is, of course, one of Emily’s favourite things… So a little Prairie Fire pullover was a necessary knit!

Prairie Fire Pullover by Tin Can Knits

This Prairie Fire pullover (from Road Trip) is knit in Noro Silk Garden Sock, in a gorgeous neutral colourway.

Neve was more than a pound bigger than Emily’s first baby, Max… so some of the tiny knits didn’t last for very long!

Clayoquot Toque by Tin Can Knits

This newborn size Clayoquot Toque (a free pattern!) only fit Neve for a week or so… she’s just over a month old now and it’s already too small!

Bodhi joined in the fun, showing off her surfer hair and her new Neon Clayoquot Toque!

Clayoquot Beanie by Tin Can Knits

These fantastic neons are made by Rain City Knits


Max showed off his handmade wardrobe too (luckily Edinburgh is cold enough for toques and sweaters in May!).

North Shore Pullover by Tin Can Knits

Max can often be seen exploring the streets of Edinburgh in his North Shore Pullover!

Syncopation Adoration hat

We had some sunshine this month… but it was still cool enough for Max to rock his Syncopation Adoration

Not to be outdone by the little ones, the eldest of the Tin Can Knits ‘mini’ clan, Hunter, is getting ready to start Kindergarten in her new Little Coastal Pullover (design by Hannah Fettig, yarn is Madelinetosh Vintage in ‘cousteau’, all the details in this blog post).

Coastal Pullover

Little Coastal Pullover by Hannah Fettig

And lastly… Emily also rocked the handmade wardrobe this month, celebrating her post-partem ‘Mammalicious’ figure (the principle being if you can’t avoid it, own it!).

Lush Cardigan by Tin Can Knits

Emily’s cropped Lush cardigan is knit in Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK in ‘something blue’

Do you have plans to add to your ‘memade’ or ‘minimemade’ wardrobe this year?

Neve says 'bye for now' but it won't be long before you'll see her again!

Neve says ‘bye for now’ but it won’t be long before you’ll see her again!


Some sweet little knit wardrobe additions

Loch by Tin Can KnitsRocky Joggers by Tin Can KnitsOld Growth Cardigan by Tin Can Knits

15 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2017 7:18 am

    All the hand knits are gorgeous, but what makes them really special is what’s in them. LOVE all your adorable pics.

  2. Heather Macre permalink
    June 3, 2016 7:40 am

    Hello! Which pattern is Baby Neve’s striped sweater in her waving goodbye photo?

    • June 3, 2016 10:02 am

      It is Emily’s Flax Hack, all the details are here!

      • Heather Macre permalink
        June 3, 2016 11:27 am

        Thanks so much! Y’all are Rock Stars as far as I’m concerned. Your patterns and Diane Soucy’s are the ones I turn to for simple, lovely knit items.

  3. Carol Senicar permalink
    June 2, 2016 6:47 pm

    I love all the pictures of sweaters, hats and babies. I have an Antler sweater for myself on my needles right now. I really enjoy your patterns. Carol S.

  4. Linda Magnes permalink
    June 2, 2016 2:27 pm

    Is there a pattern for the blue sweater Neve is wearing in the first picture? Thanks.

  5. Nellie permalink
    June 2, 2016 2:22 pm

    Love the little navy sweater Neve is wearing. Its so fun to watch your babies grow.

  6. Catherine Martin permalink
    June 2, 2016 2:00 pm

    There are too many adorable designs here! On the most adorable baby!! What is the pattern for the little striped, v-neck cardigan? Thank you.

    • June 3, 2016 10:05 am

      It is sort of our Harvest cardigan. Emily made the button band a little smaller, added stripes, and knit it in a fingering weight yarn

  7. elicia-holden permalink
    June 2, 2016 1:48 pm

    Reblogged this on An Occasional Knitter and commented:

  8. elicia-holden permalink
    June 2, 2016 1:47 pm

    Gorgeous children, gorgeous knits !

  9. Mrs. Optimistic permalink
    June 2, 2016 1:08 pm

    So incredible and inspiring!

  10. Jacinta permalink
    June 2, 2016 12:53 pm

    Just beautiful awwww!

  11. June 2, 2016 12:51 pm

    Wow! Some amazing makes in there! I have only made my daughter a cardi, perhaps I ought to look at my patterns again for some more ideas.

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