I’m back-tracking a bit with this post but I wanted to show you some pictures of Kira’s “Coming Home on Mother’s Day” outfit. I didn’t post any details about it after finishing it so this is overdue. It was also an excuse to post more pictures of her under the guise of knitting content. Please forgive the new mum enthusiasm, I just can’t help myself. This is way to much fun. Freaking hard as hell but so much fun.
Pattern: ABC SJ by Elizabeth Zimmermann w/snowsuit option
Source: Schoolhouse Press, Individual Pattern
Yarn: Cotton Classic, 100% mercerized cotton by Tahki Stacy Charles (108 yards)
Color: MC 3001 (cream) 3 skeins, CC- I don’t have a label for that color. It’s a wheat-ish, lite brown color, 1 skein.
Needles: Addi #6
Modifications: Aside from the obvious addition of the snowsuit alteration I followed all directions to the letter. The BSJ sizing for 5 stitches to the inch, baby size on the ABCSJ instructions and Chasing Bunny’s instructions for the summer suit modifications. (on the leg cuff). A super fast project and a joy to knit.
The hat is my simple newborn hat pattern. CO 64 stitches, knit for about 5 to 6 inches ( or longer if you want a cuff), then begin decreasing every other round for the crown/top.
She’s wearing a onesie underneath so can’t really see but the cuff actually reached her wrist (so there is plenty of room to grow). The legs were long, which was great because it was a bit chilly on that Sunday (and again growing room). My mum sewed in the snap tape which she fussed and fussed over because she couldn’t get it to lay exactly perfect. Believe me I hardly noticed, neither did Kira or anyone else for that matter.
Hurray…mummy and daddy are taking me home.
The first of many EZ garments for this little one.