I usually don’t have this struggle. I can usually pair yarn with a pattern fairly easily – with one exception. Baby knits. I’m basically clueless when it comes to babies and knitting for babies. I’ve knit only one garment for a baby once – a baby sophisticate sweater for my nephew, and I’m pretty sure it fit him for about an hour before he outgrew it.
So here’s my current situation. I’m going to a baby shower in a couple of weeks, and I want to knit something for the little girl who is due in June. I’ve picked out this wonderful skein of Hermosa Fiber Company sock yarn, but I’m struggling with what to make. I’ve narrowed it down to two choices – the Immie Tee by Carrie Bostick Hoge, or the Sproutlette Dress by Tanis Lavallee.
So my question to you is, which one should I go for? And, which size do I make? Since these are both spring/summer knits, and the baby is due in June, I could make the newborn size, but then they would only be wearable for a few months. If I make the 6-12 month size, they could be worn next spring & summer. Furthermore, if I made the 6-12 size of the dress, it could be worn as a tunic once the baby gets too big for it to be worn as a dress.
Knitters with lots of baby knitting experience, what are your thoughts?