Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Socks Become Baby Clothes

I live in a lovely established neighbourhood, with families of all ages. This spring has seen a bit of a population increase on the street, with the arrival of 2 new babies. Since I was on a bit of a knitting binge, I made a small present for each of them, using left over sock yarn.

Fraser came first. I made him a hat that he wore home from the hospital. Here it is, modeled by the lovely  Bink.

The pattern is called Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat, and it knits up quickly and easily.
Baby Kate arrived just in time for Mother's Day. For her, I made a sweater. When I found out it was a girl, I added a ruffle. Here it is, using my favourite baby model.

The pattern is Scrappy Socky Stripey Cardi. It is knit top down, so there is practically seamless when you finish. Here is a closeup of the buttons I added.

Two lovely gifts, and all I bought were the buttons for the sweater. Now I need to make more socks, so I can make other cute stuff from the leftovers.


  1. I absolutely love that little sweater. Those buttons are adorable. What nice presents to give.

  2. I love that stripey, ruffly goodness, Kate and those buttons are adorable!

  3. They all look quite wonderful.

  4. Your knits are wonderful, and your post reminded me of choosing cottons for my kids' summer clothes with an eye to what colour scraps I needed for my quilts.....

  5. Love the buttons! Love Bink in his hat. You made him one, right?