When Camilla Babe by Carrie Bostick Hoge appeared recently, it was a heaven-sent. I had been looking for a sweet pattern to make for a friends’ baby girl who is expected to arrive in several months. So after I got hold of the pattern and realized I had a suitable yarn in my stash, this was a mere two days’ work.
The main stitch used in Camilla is garter – which means that it creates a squishy fabric which is sure to keep the little angel snug and warm on any outing imaginable. Interest is added by the central motif, which is easy to do but creates a nice cascading effect.
It also creates quite an interesting shape at the bottom of the pullover. (When you think about it, why on earth should the edge have to be straight? :)
One of my main concerns with baby items is practicality. When it comes to pullovers in particular, this usually means – having a large enough head opening. This pullover achieves this effortlessly, and I find that particularly pleasing. The fact that the whole thing is garter-stitch based also makes it extremely stretchy, so you can be sure you won’t have trouble squeezing the baby into it. And there will be room to grow!
The pullover is knit from the bottom up and it is practically seamless (there are a total of 8 stitches to be seamed in the underarms, that’s it!) – what more could you wish for? :) I really enjoyed making this, I love the look of it, and I highly recommend the pattern. :)
And for the end, here’s a gratuitous photo of a baby sleeve.
Does it get more adorable than that? :) Well, maybe once there’s a little angel hand sticking out of the sleeve… :)