The baby knitting parade continues with two great knits for baby Soraya, who was born earlier this year. Given that Soraya was a winter baby born in New York, I wanted to make thicker knits to help keep her warm as she grows.
One of the projects - the baby bolero - turned out quite well and was very cute. The other project - a bonnet - was fantastic when I first knit it, but then after I blocked it, the bonnet stretched and became comically large for a newborn. That being said, hopefully it's something Soraya can grow into over the coming months (or years).
More details on both projects below!
Pattern: Baby Bolero by Leigh Radford, one size
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash, 0.5 skeins, in Color 1910
Needles: One US8 circular (edging) and one US9 circular (body)
Measurements: Pre-blocking measurements of 9-inch diameter across body, 7 inches from top to bottom, 4.5-inch sleeves from top to bottom, and 4-inch sleeve length. Post-blocking measurements of 9 inches across body, 7 3/4 inches from top to bottom, 4-inch sleeves from top to bottom, and 4-inch sleeve length.
Pattern: Bonnet by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Superwash Merino, 0.4 skeins, in color 107
Needles: One US3 circular (i-cord) and one US4 circular (body)
Measurements: Post-blocking measurements of 8 inches from top to bottom, 7 inches from back to front, and 7-inch i-cord tie length.