We had a baby shower in our office in December. I had a week to knit something for the Momma-to-be. It actually took me just over a week (she got the sweater still on the needles)to knit this. The kicker, i.e. the part that took the longest, was seaming up the shoulders and finding some cute buttons to match. It was procrastination, pure and simple. Well, that and a little indecision. I had it in my head that I wanted little horses, but I just couldn’t find any. I finally settled on the flowers.
I found these cute little flower buttons at Jo-ann Fabrics. Why is it that buttons are never sold in packs of five, but knitwear designers always put five buttons on sweaters? I have one little button left over. I think I need to find a fun baby pattern that would work with lots of different buttons. Or something.
Yarn: Cascade Superwash
Needles: Size 6 Knit Picks Harmony Circular
Pattern: The Baby Albert Jacket from The Knitting Experience: Book One: The Knit Stitch
Modifications: None really. It’s a very easy pattern, just cast on and start knitting every row. Once your section is long enough you cast off the stitches and pick up stitches along one long side. You’ve got to love garter stitch for nice easy baby clothes! Another bonus is that you only have to seam along the top of each arm. There’s also a bunting pattern that is a modification to this jacket. It’s very cute and very practical for the winters we have up here. I didn’t have enough yarn to do the bunting, but I do have enough to whip up a pair of booties. There’s a whole crop of babies coming soon, so it wouldn’t hurt to have a pair of booties on hand for the next little girl.
3 thoughts on “The Baby Albert(a) Jacket”
Try the one button hat!
Awwww…. so cute! I was going to say something about putting the extra button on a hat as well, for an embellishment maybe?
Make the baby a bib from the Mason-Dixon book. It uses one button.