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Itsy Bitsy Knitwear

3 Apr

Tiny Pants and baby socks are a low-commitment project. Side note: This reminds me of sushi!

After I finished socks this weekend I fully intended to wrap up my Easter shawl. However, I sometimes get sidetracked and just can’t focus on my current projects.

The solution for this problem is simple: Baby stuff!

Baby knitwear is quick and easy to knit and a great way to bust stash yarn. I started with a teeny pair of socks – which I finished in less than a day – so I cast on some Tiny Pants by Megan Goodacre.

The Tiny Pants are a little set of soakers (to cover a diaper) of newborn to 1-month old baby. The socks are also quite tiny, so they’ll make a great baby shower gift someday.

I’ll get back on track with my grown-up knitting soon, but I really had a lot of fun adding to my baby stash this week. Having baby knitwear on hand is a great insurance plan for last-minute baby shower invites or general babies-in-need.

The main yarn for the soakers is Knit Picks CotLin in the Loden colorway. Wool is highly absorbent and the fiber generally used for soakers, but this DK-weight yarn is a great vegan alternative because linen and cotton are also highly absorbent fibers. This yarn is a bit rough due to the linen content, though it does soften with washing. To protect sensitive baby bellies and legs, I used the extremely soft Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima DK-weight cotton in Olive for the bands.

The tiny socks are knit with some leftover Kraemer Saucon Sock in Coral.

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