February 04 2011 – thisisknit
Prompted by the arrival of a very new member of the extended This Is Knit family, we've been thinking about knitted things for babies.
As it turns out, we have plenty to think about. For a brand new person, what could be better than a cozy cabled blanket?
This is the Cuddles and Cables blanket, a This Is Knit original, which takes just six balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK
, and the pattern's free when you purchase the yarn. It's just the right size to fit a pram, and the knitting's straightforward: with no shaping at all and regular repeats of a simple cable, it would make a very good first cable project. It's practical too, because the yarn is machine washable.
We have a number of possibilities for keeping wee feet warm. First, there's Saartje's Bootees
, a free pattern on Ravelry. These are knitted in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
The original version is knitted flat and seamed, but if you want to avoid the seaming, you'll find a link here
to a version knitted in the round.
A couple of entries back, we got all excited about using Baby Cashmerino together with Debbie Bliss Angel
. Well, we've been at it again!
These are Mary Jane Booties
. They're knitted flat too, though Lisa adapted the pattern for working in the round. Pink, fluffy, with pearl buttons from our neighbours downstairs at A Rubanesque
- we couldn't pack any more dotiness in there if we tried.