3/13/11

babe patterns








Annabel Babe and Leila Babe are done!
Imogen has been very cooperative this weekend and let me get a fair amount of work done. (thank you, darling). So, I am happy to introduce these 2 new patterns. The wee one will have to grow into the cap a bit, but I figure it is better to have the knits on the big side for a longer lasting fit. Hopefully, they'll both fit her through this winter, though she's really growing fast. I can hardly believe it.
Annabel Babe is worked from the top down all in one piece. Most of the photos only show the garment with three buttons, however I did end up sewing all six on as you can see from the last image. It is a simple knit (all-over garter stitch with no seams) and made with the softest wool yarn (chickadee). Plus, it is easy to get on and off a baby. I think this could be unisex with the right color and button choice.
Leila Babe has been on my mind for a long time now. The vine stitch works up beautifully in Tern (wool/silk) and I am so in love with that gray!! Some may not think it is an obvious choice for a baby, but it looks so dreamy with Immie's skin. And, it matches the buttons of Annabel perfectly.

ps: sorry for posting so many photos--it was a hard edit!

10 comments:

billicummings said...

She's so adorable, I love the sweater and hat. I must try to make a baby sweater soon.

c said...

what a darling girl... and sweetest knits. she is so lucky to have such a talented mama!
i'll be sure to make my babes some of these when i have my own...

vjf said...

So here's what you've been playing at with Tern ☺ Pretty game indeed ! And i'm just so glad this Annabel babe pattern is finally around, i guess the first one will be for a friend's little boy (just a bit older than pretty Immie. Did I tell she's a pretty BIG girl ?? And pretty for sure...) !

Ariane said...

She looks so calm! And the garment fits her perfectly.
Do not grow too fast little Imogen!

Regina said...

Miss. Imogen is feeling out ever so sweetly. Just from the first annabel pattern to this one. These patterns look adorable.

meppybn said...

Really Carrie, it looks like you're starving her!!!! (lol) What a bundle of adorableness you have :) Annabel is quite my fave pattern and now this....

madder said...

thanks everyone! yes, Immie's been working hard on making those cheeks nice and chubby. SO kissable!!

gigirose said...

she's so cute!!!

vjf said...

"Big" was a wrong pick, "tall" is the word i was after...

barbara said...

Please don't apologize for many photos - they are so sweet ...