Monday, January 14, 2013

Itty Bitty Knitting

Let's start the week off adorably with tiny knitted things!

Cephalopod Yarns Traveller, colorway San Francisco Bay
This is a wee version of my Beribboned Hat pattern that I whipped up in an evening for a dear friend's baby shower. I love the soft aquas with the contrasting coral pink, it is feminine and sweet without being overly so. As soon as I finished it the Fiasco declared it the cutest thing I've ever knit. The recipient will be the first bqby born within my circle of friends and I do believe that she will be well and truly spoiled! She is due to join us in just about a month and I am ridiculously excited to meet her.

Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga, colorway Ghost Moth
 I was in a bit of a pickle about what to lace it with, though. I knew I loved that color combo but when I knit i-cord with the fingering weight coral yarn it felt too thick and clunky for a little baby's head. I didn't have the right color ribbon hanging around nor the right color thicker yarn. So, I bust out my trusty spinning wheel and ran a length of the fingering weight yarn through in the same direction it was plied to give it a bit extra twist. Then I used my spindle (I couldn't wrap my head around how to do it with the wheel!) to chain ply it in the opposite direction, creating a thicker 3-ply yarn from the one strand. It made a nice, bouncy chord that worked well for the lacing and the bow, and I felt a little bit like a yarn-y genious. I'll have to make some more more to lace these up:

Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga, colorway Blue Ringed Octopus
Wee little booties!!! This whole knitting-for-babies thing is going to be all sorts of (miniature) fun. What's your favorite pattern for little baby girl items?


  1. I made a sophie bunny for a friend last year, that was fun. I love the hat, such a cute idea!

  2. Babies are such a great excuse for cute knits, and they're so small, they take almost no time to make up!

  3. That baby is definitely going to be spoiled! And a girl? Even better! Be sure to get a photo of all of the baby knits together before you send them off!

  4. Genius! I can't believe you spun the perfect thing to lace the hat with. That's all kinds of awesome. As for baby pattern, I <3 this for little girls lately:

  5. Adorable hat! Your yarn selection is always awesome, and I'm quite partial to the minty-green. Looks great!


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