I have the first batch of baby knitting ready to go. (See “The Singlets Have Been Started”.) To be honest, it has been ready for a few weeks but there have been a few communication delays in my attempts to get them delivered to the lady running the Neonatal Unit project. Hopefully I will get things sorted this weekend.
You will be able to see from the photos that there is a bit of variation in the size of some of the garments, but I am sure they will still all be useful. One of the little blue singlets is slightly smaller than the other as I adjusted the number of rows in the original one so that I could get it finished. The second one was made using the extra ball that I had to buy to do the trim around the neck of the first one.
Again, because I am trying to use up some of the baby wool I have accumulated as leftovers from previous projects, my first version of the white singlet is a bit bigger than it should be. This is because the pattern is supposed to be for 2 ply wool and I used 3 ply. I wanted to try out several patterns to see which ones I liked best before purchasing more wool.
The little red cardigan was made using some of the “Threadwaste” yarn (see “My Yarn Shop Detour”) and I was really pleased with how it turned out. It is lovely wool to work with and is wonderfully soft. I had hoped I would be able to make a little cardigan from the one ball of grey 4 ply that I purchased but, unfortunately, this basic cardigan uses about 55g of wool so I can’t quite do it. I think I will do another ribbed singlet with it instead.
All in all it has been enjoyable knitting and I am looking forward to getting on with some more.