I have a lot of family members and friends sprouting over the next few months and I have a stash of yarn and some needles. What I don't have is ideas!
I was getting all exited about hats and scarves in baby sizes but last night in bed I though "Hang on a mo, all of these beansprouts are gonna be born in late spring/summer, scarves and hats would be a Stoopid idea"
Only one (shockingly) of these bubs will benefit from knitted soakers, and I'm getting a little bored of baby blankets and shawls now.
What else can I knit for a summer baby that's suitable for beginner and non-gender specific?
"...and with this, Melusine fled into the Moselle and swam away, never to be seen again..."
OTN: Baby shawl from SuperStitch
Baby sweater from Ancient pattern.
Square 2 of the Art of Knitting Throw.
Projects to start sooooon: Strappy Top;
FO: 2 Scarves with pockets and flowers, (Blossom), Booties and many tiny Christmas Trees.
I recently got the book One Skein by Leigh Radford, and there is the cutest little baby bolero that I plan on making for a friend who is due in April. I plan on ordering some of the KnitPicks Shine yarn which is a Pima Cotton blend. Now I just need to decide which color I want.
You could also make winter hats in the 6-8 month size...they will need them eventually.
Ariann Cardigan in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece - 11 inches and two buttonholes done!
Tomato from No Sheep for You in Cotton Ease - nearly done! One sleeve left.
Tuscany from NSFY in Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool - it's working up beautifully.
Montego Bay Scarf from Summer 07 IK Knits in Sea Silk - an indulgent knit
Our baby was born in June and we used light blankets, booties and washcloths, so I would think those would be appreciated. Also how about a cute bib?
FWIW I have read scarves are a huge strangulation hazard for babies.