Staff Projects: Comfy Babies!

Baby and children’s garments are popular staff knits here at Knit Picks. They offer a quick knit, not much shaping, and are so very satisfying to give to a new mom, or your own kiddo. When Comfy Worsted Heathers came into the office, Alison and Hannah took no time at all casting on for some great cotton garments that are sure to look great on some sweet small people they know.

Cotton yarn

Hannah went down to a size 2 needle and used 1 skein each of Comfy Worsted Heathers in Ripple Heather and Finnley Heather to make her Puerperium Cardigan (free pattern HERE). I love how subtle and beautiful the stripes look in heathered colors, and the side buttons will make this one easy to get on and off a newborn!


If you’re looking for a great pullover for Spring with just enough details to keep things interesting, Flax, the pattern Alison used, might just be for you! She knit the size for a 2-4 year-old, which took 3 skeins of Comfy Worsted Heathers in Badger Heather. I can see this sweater being worn and washed constantly, can’t you? Comfy is good in the machines, I’m sure it’ll be no trouble at all.

cotton yarn

Alison also made two versions of In Threes: A Baby Cardigan (pattern HERE) in Comfy Worsted Heathers. She used about three skeins in Overcast Heather and Nettle Heather for the 18 month size. If you have a friend expecting a baby, this is a sure-fire layering option for so many seasons.

We’re really loving Comfy Worsted Heathers, and are already lamenting that they will only be here for a short time. If you’re not into knitting for babies or kids, check out our new Golden Morning Collection for garments made in cotton, and our 2015 Spring Accessories Collection for the perfect project in Comfy Worsted Heathers. Get them while they last!

1 comment

  1. KB / April 10, 2015

    Cute stuff. I just found out yesterday that my daughter’s guidance counselor is having a baby (next week), and I want to do a quick blanket. I live in South Florida, where the weather is always hot and humid. I’m scrambling to come up with something quick. I want to use a bulky yarn (possibly Billow), but I don’t want the blanket to weigh 10 pounds when it is done. (I wouldn’t want to smother the child.) Which of the KnitPicks yarns would you recommend? I’m leaning toward a crochet ripple for the pattern.