Bye, baby bunting. Daddy’s gone a hunting, to get a little rabbit skin, to wrap his baby bunting in.
I was getting a little tired of making baby sweaters for my not yet conceived grandchild, so I decided to mix it up, and try something a little different. I decided that every newborn needs to be kept warm at night, so I could work in that direction. I’m sure that most gift givers would have a baby blanket as a first thought. So I decided to go with a baby bunting. It’s sort of like a pseudo sleeping bag for a baby. It’s a practical gift that will be used, and it gave me a chance to knit for this wonderful soon to be child.
It’s a very easy pattern with the back and the front being the same size. I added a hood because my daughter-in-law loves hoods. Besides, it will keep the baby’s head warm. I used Berroco comfort, which is a really nice acrylic, and is totally machine washable and dry-able. It is a standard worsted weight, so I got 6 stitches and 8 rows per inch on a number 5 needle.
I chose a basic 4-stitch cable to add a little texture to the piece, and it worked quite will with the raglan sleeves.
For the buttons, I chose 4 different colors that were all in the same color palette. I decided to make them a little larger so they would be easier to work in the wee hours of the night when Jr. decides it’s time to get up for a fresh diaper, and a 2 am snack. It’s nice to know that this time around, as the Grand-mama, I will be able to sleep through that meal.