Continuing in the series of baby knits, here’s Pebble.

Pebble is another free baby pattern, and I highly recommend it. The thing that really wins me over with baby knits is when they are practical enough to consider the simple truth that dressing babies is hard. They can’t help you out with it, they wriggle, their head is way bigger than it should be in comparison to the body, and they genuinely feel the discomfort of it all and usually protest loudly. When I knit for babies, I want to make it as easy as possible for both them and their parents. Pebble does this excellently, as the vest opens up completely on one side (including the shoulder seam), so all you have to do is get the baby arm through one armhole and then button everything else up. No pulling over the head, no wriggling little arms through tight holes, no tears. :)

When I first finished this, I wasn’t crazy about my colour combination and I left it lying in some corner of the house for a very long time… But then I found the perfectly contrasting buttons and after I sewed them on, the project completely transformed in front of my eyes and I totally fell in love with it!

A suitable recipient was found in the recently-born granddaughter of one of my stitch-n-bitch friends, who admired the garment as I was sewing on the buttons during our knitterly get-together, at which baby, mama and grandma were all present. I hope they will all enjoy it! :)

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

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