My younger sister is expecting her first baby next month (which is just a few more weeks). And it's a boy!!! A few weeks ago, we had a baby shower to celebrate. I actually got to work on the gift well in advance so it would be done with plenty of time to spare.
It's a cabled Grandpa sweater.
The pattern is called the Gramps Cardigan, and I used Cascade 220 Superwash (2 balls - with enough for a hat too). The pattern was fun to knit once I got back into the groove of knitting cables (which are kind of addictive), and my only concern with the pattern is on the sizing. I knit the 12 month size, but honestly it looks closer to 6 or 9 month. I just hope it fits at some point and not in the middle of the summer.
To pull together the sophisticated look, I made a little onesie with a bowtie.
The bow ties were surprisingly simple. I sewed snaps onto the back of the bowties and then on to the onesies so they can be mixed and matched and washed. I have some more baby gifts to make, so I'll try to document my process next time.
I think it makes a rather dapper look.
Stay tuned for Part II - coming soon.