The pattern for the Nap Time Onesie is finally ready to share!
I’ve been working on the final details and testing for this pattern and it’s ready to share with you all.
The pattern is written as a simple, fun knit that first-time garment knitters can work through. It’s completely seamless (well except for a 6 stitch closure in a hidden spot) so it’s extra cozy for a tiny bundle. I don’t mind seaming, but it’s just not something I wanted on a garment meant for squishy newborns.
The fit is for newborns up to 3 months, since babies arrive in a variety of sizes! The cuffs at the legs will work for long or short tiny legs.
I’ve been wild about West Yorkshire Spinners yarns lately. They’re new to me and are just lovely to work with! The yarn I used for this sample is their Bo Peep Luxury Baby 4 ply. It comes in a whole range of colors with super sweet names like Piglet and Tin Man. How adorable is that? The one I used is Teddy Bear. It’s washable, which is good for new parents and it’s just so super soft.
Any fingering weight, or 4 ply weight, yarn will work. I do recommend making sure it’s soft enough for baby skin. The design is really a blank slate for you to choose any yarn you like. There are many lovely baby yarns out there to choose from, even with cashmere if you’re feeling extra fancy. You only need two 50g balls, or a 100g skein for the whole garment.
Adding to the popularity of my Tiny Toes Baby Socks, it’s pretty obvious I think hand knit items for babies make a special, treasured gift. Whether a tiny one is snuggled for nap time in these, or dressed up for pictures, it’s just a special item that means more because of the time and thought put into it.
All of that aside, it’s a terrifically fun thing to knit! Even if you don’t have a baby to knit for right now, knit up a onesie or two and have them stashed for the right moment.
Can I knit these?
For knitters that haven’t dared to try a garment, or maybe just don’t want to commit the time and money for a project of that size, tiny people garments are a great starting point. The techniques are not tricky at all. If you can knit a sock, you can certainly knit some overalls!
You can find the pattern and more here…