I made another little baby romper, this time on tiny needles size 2.0 mm for the stockinet and 1.75mm for the ribbing, really tiny. I used a very lovely yarn Manos del Uruguay Serena, a baby alpaca cotton yarn. Manos del Uruguay is a woman’s cooperative in Uruguay that produces responsible yarn. Most of their yarns are spun by women in the countryside and they are able to work from home or in spinning houses and it enables women to provide for their families as well as caring for their children. Besides the fact that it is a yarn is produced in a fantastic way, it is spectacular to work with. The colour is dusty mint and if you have checked in here before you probably know that I love dusty mint, it also comes in dusty pink but I try not to fill the baby clothes chest with exclusively pink cloths.
To the design, the pattern is Bino a republished vintage patterns from Sandnes hefte 1415, Baby Lun Start. Working on the pattern it quickly becomes obvious that it is a vintage pattern and that it may have been intended for both hand and machine knitting, because it is knit in one straight piece starting in the back working back and fort continuing all the way down and up on the front to the straps all in one piece. This might be practical for a knitting machine and I thought it was interesting to work in another way then I usually do. The sides are seamed together and stitches are picked up around the leg opening to make the tiny little legs/cuffs. I have a little yarn left and think of making a coordinating hat or socks, the pattern does come with a dress to add to the set and I think it would be cute but I’m not sure if I’m willing to spend that much time on something that hardly will get any use.
Do you have some unreasonable crafting craves as I do with baby knits?
I’d love to hear about it and to know that I’m not alone being this crazy.