I have a dear friend, who I adore for her generosity, kindness and inspiration. She is such a talented cookie. She found out a couple weeks ago that the baby in her tummy is a wee girl, and will be blessed with her grandmother’s name. I wanted to make something special for her, because Neak has been such a rock for me the past year.
I was having a read through one of my favourite blogs, Tiny Happy and found this gorgeous knitted crossover dressed, called Blossom. So I went on the hunt for some lovely wool, and thanks to the Knitworld Sale, I found some gorgeous Cashmerino. Unfortunately, it was sold as unlabeled, so I can’t tell you which scrummy brand it is, but it feel exactly like Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk.
To soften the the colour for a new baby, I crocheted a picot edge in a pale pink Bamboo-cotton blend and added simple embroidered flowers and french knots in perle 5 cotton. The crossover ties at the back with a satin ribbon, in pale pink again.
I have also knitted up Saartje’s Booties in the same yarns. I LOVE this pattern. Simple and quick and just the most delicate little booties.
The pattern calls for 4ply yarn knit on 2.75mm needles, but since I had 8ply wool, I used 4.5 mm needles and modified the pattern slightly to a 27 stitch cast-on for a newborn size. I think they will fit a newborn, and not for long, but SO amazing cute. Since wee Nina will be sharing her grandmother’s name, I dug out my grandmother’s button collection and found the perfect pearl-like buttons.
There may be a hat to come, but still searching for perfect pattern. Any suggestions are welcome.