View Full Version : Easy Knitting for babies
01-15-2009, 03:58 PM
As a new mother, I like to knit my son something, but I'm not a very experianced knitter. I've made tons of scarves, and a few squares of matterial, just basic squares. Other than baby blankets is there anything else that easy and fairly quick to knit for babies?
Jan in CA
01-15-2009, 06:34 PM
It's fun knitting for babies and it's a good way to learn new techniques. You didn't say how old your son is, but.. here's a few pretty easy patterns.
Hats knit on two needles
Booties knit on two needles
Can you knit in the round?
01-15-2009, 09:55 PM
Thank you so much for the links, my son is 3 months old, and I've never tryed knitting in the round.
01-20-2009, 07:26 AM
Try the Easy Baby Cardigan (http://knittingpureandsimple.com/babycardi.html), a top down cardi and very easy, and suitable for a boy or a girl. No seaming required. I recently finished this one and it was a pleasure to knit.
There's a hooded and a collared version. Whilst I love hoodies, I prefer the collared sweater in this pattern.
01-22-2009, 09:21 AM
That sweater is beautiful, what yarn did you use for it?
you might wanna try these too.
01-22-2009, 06:29 PM
Thanks prettylittlelie. Its actually a discontinued yarn called Jarol Inca.
01-24-2009, 07:33 PM
I noticed the Lion Brand One-Stitch Baby Sweater calls for LIon Brand Cotton-Ease. Is that a nice yarn? Cotton seems so un-stretchy and heavy. Could an acrylic be substituted?
01-24-2009, 09:25 PM
Cotton Ease is a blend of acrylic and cotton. It is much more stretchy and lightweight than 100% cotton. I really like it for baby items. It holds up beautifully when washed and is nice and soft.