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Iceling Baby Set

One of our camp friends, Amanda, is expecting her first baby at the end of February. Since she lives in Minnesota, she asked if I would make her little guy a sweater to wear after he arrives to keep him warm during the long Minnesota winter (and probably through some of spring!). Of course I said yes! I’ll take any excuse to knit adorable baby things! I wanted a cardigan so that it would be easier to get on/take off as well as something that was manly enough for a wee little boy. I found a perfect pattern that came with directions for a matching hat, so of course I had to make the set (his little head needs to stay warm, too!).

Pattern:Iceling Sweater and Hat by Carol Feller

Yarn: Dream in Color Classy in Happy Forest

Modifications: None!

I just love the buttons! This sweater sat in my craft room waiting for buttons for over a week. I wanted something fun and when the Wooly Moss Roots buttons arrived at Stash, I knew they’d be perfect! And the little matching hat is pretty cute, I think:

Adorable, right?!

I also have another gift knit to share. This is for the friend of a ravelry friend’s daughter who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. I found some super duper soft yarn and made a slouchy hat that she can also wear with the brim flipped up for more of a beanie look.

Pattern: The Big Easy by Vivian Aubrey

Yarn: Three Irish Girls Bamboo Cotton Worsted in “How Not to Dry the Dishes”

Modifications: The yarn has a fair amount of drape to it due to the bamboo content, so I used one needle size smaller than the pattern required for the stockinette section of the hat. The felt flower is from Frabjous Fibers purchased at Stash. I also included a blue flower with the hat in case Emma wants to mix things up a bit.

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Small Things Sweater

One of Seth’s coworkers and his wife are expecting their first baby in early January. The office baby shower is tomorrow, and of course I was right down to the wire with my gift knitting despite being given plenty of advance notice!

Pattern: Small Things Sweater by Carina Spencer

Yarn: HiKoo Simplicity (a Superwash/acrylic/nylon blend)

Modifications: None! The pattern is perfect as written and includes several different options for the sleeves.

The adorable fabric-covered buttons were purchased at Stash and are made by a local artist, Ladybug Limited

I had a whole skein of yarn leftover, so I decided to whip up a little bonnet to go with the sweater:

Pattern: Baby Bonnet by Joelle Hoverson from More Last Minute Knitted Gifts

Yarn: Same as the Baby Sweater 🙂

Modifications: I held some dk weight yarn doubled instead of using a heavier weight yarn. My row gauge was way off, so instead of knitting straight for 3 inches after all the increases (and before starting the decreases) I only knit straight for about an inch. The “More Last Minute Knitted Gifts” book has so many great patterns, and this one is no exception. The directions are easy to follow and the hat knit up in far less time than the book predicts.

Baby knits are so satisfying….They’re quick and seriously cute!

My Mom is arriving for a visit tomorrow with a new addition to their canine family (her name is Emi…I’ll be sure to take tons of pictures), so I’m sure I’ll have lots to update with in a few days!

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