Early last year, when I saw the call for pattern submissions by one of my favourite series of knitting books – the One-Skein Wonders® series from Storey Publishing, I knew right away that I wanted to submit an idea for a quick to knit gift for babies.
I imagined there are more people like me, knitters with an endless queue and big plans what to knit for a friend’s baby – and who then get surprised when the due date arrives kind of a sudden. So I worked on a pattern for one of the baby items I love to give as a gift, a wee sleeping sack. And I was more than thrilled when I learnt that my pattern got accepted for publication.
The Little Sweetheart Sleeping Sack is knit up in only a couple of hours. The pattern is for Malabrigo Yarn Worsted, an oh-so-soft merino yarn, and if you use a gender neutral colourway you can knit your gift before even knowing the gender of the new babay. Makes the sleeping sack the perfect item to always have finished in your ‘gift drawer’, just in case you get ‘surprised’ by the arrival of a new baby again. ;-)
Babies enjoy the snuggliness of sleeping sacks and it is a great way for parents to carry their baby around without having to struggle with a warming blanket. I went for a heart motif as the main feature — aren’t all babies little sweethearts?
The book is filled to the brim with fun and cute designs for babies. All of them – as the title promises – knit with just one skein of yarn. There are garments, accessories, blankets, toys – if you ask me there is something for everyone who loves to knit for babies.
Oh, and as I already told you last week, there were even more exciting news going on with the publication of this pattern: I got interviewed for ‘Meet the Designers’ on the Storey blog, so read on here if you are interested.