The knitted samples for the new store have started pouring in, and I'm going to show them all off to you as they arrive. Since my knitting time is rare these days, I look at this as great inspiration for myself. Who knows, you might even find your next favorite project among these!
This adorable baby onesie was knit from Alchemy's Juniper yarn in the Champagne colorway. Two skeins were used to knit this onesie. I like the buttery yellow color and it would obviously work well for a boy or a girl. I remember getting sick of all the blue and green clothes that James wore, and this kind of yellow would have been worn a lot. It has three tiny buttons at the collar, and four snaps at the bottom for easy diaper access.
I've been eyeing this Shibui pattern for a couple years now, but I haven't really had anyone to knit it for. But I think that even if you don't have a baby on the way in the family, this is the kind of pattern that you can knit up in a week and have one or more sitting in a closet waiting for the perfect giftee. There are many other baby projects in Shibui's Baby Pattern Booklet. I mean, look at the ruffled-bottom jumper on the cover. Isn't that adorable?!
I chose Juniper sock yarn for this pattern because while it's a 100% merino wool sock yarn, it's super soft. And the color is one that can be machine washed and is pale enought that even with improper washing it still is unlikely to bleed into the baby's other precious clothes. Because let's be honest, a mom's last worry is doing laundry perfectly.
Other yarn options for this pattern would be Shibui Sock (which the pattern was written to use), Shibui Staccato (contains some silk for something extra special), or maybe even Tanis Fiber Arts in her Purple Label Cashmere Sock. Of course, you could basically use any fingering weight, soft, machine washable yarn, but these three are at the top of my mind for this pattern. Have you knit a baby onesie with sock yarn lately? What'd you use?
I've set up a link to all the posts I've written and pictures I've taken of the new store's restoration- you'll see more posts about the store once we get fixtures put together and yarn in the new space. You can find the link on the lefthand sidebar under the Categories section. Just click on SSYC Store Resoration, and you'll see all the pictures in one place. I'll soon be setting up links for various other categories that I've had questions about like Reviews and Ask the Knitters. That way, if there's a particular post you'd like to read, it may be easier to find.