Friday, March 1, 2013

Knitting for Baby in Hydrangea Blue

This is Baby A. Isn't she adorable? And she has a personality to match!    She belongs to my  dear friend Paige (and her hubby, Brad!)

Baby A has the most beautiful blue eyes (you can see them in the picture above). So when her first birthday approached, I knew I wanted to make something blue, yet feminine, for this little lady. 

It didn't take long to choose this lovely shade of "hydrangea blue" yarn, but it was bit tougher to choose a pattern .  In the end I went with a short-sleeved wrap sweater that could worn with a onesie on warmer days, and with a long-sleeved tee-shirt on cooler days.  

The yarn knit up like a dream - it has a slight sheen to it, slightly "sparkly" as my daughter put it.  

Once the sweater was sewn together, I decided to add a small feminine detail - a crocheted picot edging around the whole neckline.  

Instead of the double ribbon enclosure that the pattern called for, I  added some buttonholes and sifted through my white button collection for the perfect little pair of buttons. 

What did I choose??  White, shiney and shimmery!

To me, the neck of the sweater still looked awfully plain, so I opted to crocheted a rose.   

Isn't it sweet?  I love how it turned out!  

It's fun to make "little things" again.  Now that my youngest is four, it feels like ages since I made something for a baby.  
And knitting like this makes for a nice change from all the crocheting I have been doing.  

Hmm....what other little people in my life could use something warm and homemade??




  1. Wow Bronwyn, this is beautiful. Talented lady you are.
    Love, your m.i.l.

  2. That is just so sweet! I wish I knew how to knit like that...I stopped at scarves. You are so talented!

  3. This is beautiful - I love the colour and crochet edging! I haven't got any little'uns to knit for at the moment but I wouldn't mind one myself x Jane

  4. I seriously think your day has more hours in it than mine. What's your secret?
    Beautiful knit and crochet projects lately, Bronwyn!

  5. Happy St David's Day!! The colour is just perfect with those wonderful blue eyes. I love how you have feminized this too. So so so clever. Have a great weekend. Chel x

  6. That is absolutely beautiful! I love it, so gorgeous and the perfect colour. I love making things for babies and small people too.
    M xxxx

  7. Beautiful blue. What a gorgeous little cardigan.

  8. This is beautiful. I know what you mean about making small things again. I have enjoyed knitting and crocheting for little people since my grandchildren have arrived on the scene. The edging is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Beautiful sweater Bronwyn! You are so talented! I admire your creations so much! Angie xo

  10. Beautiful sweater ... I love the color! And oh! the baby is adorable.

  11. Lovely! I've used the Bernat yarn several times and it has always worked well for me too. I just love the little flower you added!

  12. The sweater is beautiful and the color amazing. Is it a pattern I would be able to find somewhere? And, do you have the instructions on making the rose?

  13. Adorable. I also would like the pattern info and the instructions for the trim and the cute rose you added to the original pattern. Maureen

  14. Adorable. One of my very favorite colors.


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