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! :)