Beatrix Sweater + Baby Socks

January 09, 2014 Julie

Beatrix Baby Sweater{Beatrix sweater, size 6-12 months + Joel Dewberry’s Woodgrain in Gray fabric}

Okay. So, I can’t promise that I won’t inundate you with all the tiny things I’m making for my baby boy. BUT. I can promise you that baby stuff won’t be the only thing I post about.

Today just isn’t one of those days where I post about other things. (:

I recently finished knitting the Beatrix sweater that I started a few weeks ago with our new Acadia yarn. This finished sweater has convinced me that our kid must have an overabundance of old man sweaters in his wardrobe. How can I resist? The pattern is from Kelbourne Woolens’ Baby Collection pattern book, a darling collection of knitting patterns for the kiddos. 

I also can’t wait to make something else with this yarn. The silk noils of The Fibre Company’s Acadia yarn add such character to your project. And, the combination of merino, baby alpaca and silk makes it really really lovely to hold in your hands. I’d say Beatrix was a pretty easy pattern that an advanced beginner could tackle. And, this pattern would work great for a boy or girl, depending on your color choices. It’s even sized up to a 4T!

oh, Baby Socks{oh, Baby socks, Blue Sky Alpacas rosewood knitting needles + Dear Stella’s Sunburst Strips in Taupe fabric}

You know you’ve officially entered that “nesting phase” when you are obsessively knitting baby socks and have conjured plans to knit a few pairs of each size with all your leftover sock yarn. Along with cutting fabric for four crib sheets, ten burp cloths, and a few pairs of little pants and think you’ll finish it all up on your days off.


Thankfully, Downton Abbey is back and a perfect backdrop for said obsessive knitting. Well, only when I can stream it online since it’s a struggle to stay up past 8PM these days. I’ve been using Knitspot’s oh, Baby sock pattern and my favorite rosewood double pointed needles from Blue Sky Alpacas to crank out about a sock per day. I tend to enjoy knitting multiples of small things because once you commit the pattern to memory after the first or second sock, the knitting really does fly by. Even on size US 1 needles. I swear.

What’s your favorite thing to knit for babies?


You can find The Fibre Company’s Acadia yarn, Kelbourne Woolens : Baby Collection pattern book, oh, Baby sock pattern, Blue Sky Alpacas rosewood double pointed needles, the fabric used as photo backgrounds, and all sorts of other crafty goodies in the Home Made shop. Don’t live nearby? Just call us at 609.536.2940 and we’ll put together a mail order for ya.


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