It’s Friday so I thought I’d share one of my latest finished objects. This is the Tiered Toddler Jacket I whipped up for Maddie last week.
I actually made her the same jacket when she was first born but my gauge was off so it fit her once she was one. Her Mom said it was a favorite jacket for spring because it was warm, soft and lightweight. So I told her I’d be happy to make her a bigger version in the fall.
Here’s why I really like this jacket, it’s a quick knit and it’s adorable. I used the Mighty Stitch Bulky yarn from Knit Picks because it’s an acrylic and wool blend that is machine washable and dryer safe! Whenever I knit for babies/toddlers/kids I try to find the softest yarn that’s also the easiest to care for because no parent wants to think about hand washing something after their child has made a mess. I also don’t want them to worry about ruining a hand knit and I want it to be able to handle some wear and tear.
My only complaint with the yarn is that it leaves me in fuzzball city but eventually that goes away. On the jacket I adore the little seed stitch Peter Pan collar and that it gives this ruffled bottom effect. So girly and sweet. I was going to find fun little animal buttons but the sweet polk dot and striped buttons my friend Rachel sent me worked perfectly so I decided to just add those to the jacket. It’s all just too cute. I have plans to make another one of these for our goddaughter who is about to fit 6 months sizes so she’ll have a cute jacket for fall. These baby knits are just so satisfying when they fly off my needles. I’ve got a couple of other finished objects coming soon as well next week. Have a great weekend!