Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Knitting for the Grands

It's my personal opinion, but shared by many of my knitting buddies, that knitting for babies/grandchildren has to be one of the most fun aspects of our fiber craft.

Case in point: this darling little shrug and the so-cute toddler vest shown below.

Entrechat by Lisa Chemery

What's not to love about this pattern? Every little girl needs that perfect shrug/sweater for cool summer days or nights, or when in chilly air conditioning. I like the one-button front closure, but my favorite parts of
this shrug include the little panel of lace insertion, and that back peplum! 

I used Paton's North America Bamboo Baby, which has unfortunately been discontinued. This is a lovely yarn to work with, very soft and machine washable, and in this case the *perfect* white.

Keene Toddler Vest by Marilyn Losee

This turned out to be the perfect pattern for a little vest for a little man.

I've been wanting to try out the Lion Brand 24/7 cotton yarn, which comes in such
rich colors, and is machine washable. The preppy navy and lime green was perfect for this project, and
it was an enjoyable and quick knit.

Do you knit for babies/toddlers? Do you have favorite patterns or yarns
that are your go-to's when knitting for this age group?

Happy knitting :-)


  1. Beautiful sweaters for sweet little cuties!

    1. Thanks, Barb! Being a Grandma is fun, isn't it?!

  2. Such cute grandbabies wearing special garments. You are so talented.

    1. Thanks, Lori! Those little ones bring so much joy, don't they?!