Wee Gifts

Gifts for Baby

Needing to recover after a large project earlier this month I was looking for something fun and quick to knit when I found out my parents’ neighbor had a new baby. Perfect! A couple of little gifts would do the trick.

Sideways Bib

The first being the always-useful bib. This time, I tried a sideways-type pattern. It turned out a bit narrower in the center than ideal, so I would definitely need to add about 4 or 6 more ridges next time. I think this design could be useful for leftovers, one color (I love how the ombre doesn’t pool or tartan-ize in the strap sections) for either side, and another in the middle.

Baby booties

The soothing garter st in the bib helped me regain some brainpower and knitting mojo. I’d wanted to try this bootie/sock pattern since I first saw it on Ravelry. Be aware, though, the English version is a bit tricky to understand, but most knitters should be able to make it work.

cute booties

I love the half-brioche stitch used, and the cute little gusset shaping. The best thing? These booties are worked in the round without seams. Just two ends to weave in, lovely!

another view of booties

It’s difficult to resist the cuteness of these booties, and they’re a great use for leftover sock yarn!

Cute booties still


Pattern: “Blue Steps” by Regina Willer, Strickhasi’s Weblog (English, Deutsch) Size: Newborn Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Bamboolicious, Pine Grove Needles: Inox US 1 (2.25 mm) circulars Started: April 2, 2009 Completed: April 4, 2009 (Ravel this project!)

Pattern: “Sideways Garter Stitch Bib” by Judith Pruski, zbyszkoknits (also available as a Free Ravelry Download) Size: Baby Yarn: Peaches & Creme, 161 Faded Denim, .8 skein Needles: Takumi Clover US 7 (4.5 mm) circular Started: April 1, 2009 Completed: April 2, 2009 (Ravel this project!)

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7 Responses to “Wee Gifts”

  1. Chris Says:
    April 20th, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Hmm. The sideways bib is intriguing… And the booties are completely adorable – I would’ve spent as much time admiring their cuteness as knitting them.

  2. Guinifer Says:
    April 20th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Those booties ARE really cute – and I bet they stay on really well.

  3. opal Says:
    April 20th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    the booties are adorable! they have so much detail to them.

  4. Regina Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 2:21 am

    I like the color you have choosed for the booties, it shows the details so wonderfull. Great Work!

  5. Sydney Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    The booties are so cute! Everyone seems to like the bibs.

  6. Rina Says:
    April 22nd, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Leftover yarn for projects are always great projects and being green too. :) Referring to Earth day btw.

    I like the sideways garter rib bib more than regular garter because I think the bib won’t stretch downside and it looks better color wise. I think.

    Awwwww baby booties. They’re always fun cute projects.

  7. knittymama Says:
    May 11th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    So sweet! Thanks for the pattern ideas.

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