The pattern is for a single newborn size and suggests using a DK. My first knit using this pattern needed to be particularly teeny (see this post) which happily worked by using smaller needles and Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino. I was slightly worried that the pattern could be a little snug for Baby Jack, as by the time I busied myself knitting it, Jack was no longer a newborn. So I used Debbie Bliss cashmerino Aran and knitted the vest on 5mm needles. I needn't have worried - I met Jack for a cuddle for the first time last week and he was looking rather yum in his pebble vest at just over four months.
Teeny white buttons from Great Gran's tin, sewn on with a cheery red
So, the first of some makes for Baby Jack.
I'm trying to reduce my mountain of ironing this afternoon... I try to be the veritable housewife and this is what happens
Oh Miss Ethel! Maybe I'll just have a cup of tea...
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