I have been trying to work on a set for a newborn baby. I wanted it to be warm but soft and natural wool seemed the best option. I love the way it looks in every project – whether it’s a sweater or a cowl, wool is classic. My mom always says that if you want to be warm, wear wool; stay away from cotton or synthetics. 🙂
I used Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in Light Cream: one of my favourite yarns – pure virgin wool with natural oils. I started the set with a pair of booties and as it was close to 40*C (~104*F) working with wool was not my preference at the time. 😀 So I decided to wait a little. Now the baby is already 4 months old 😆 and I went back to the project and finished it yesterday. Naturally, I made everything bigger. The booties I had already made bigger, anticipating a delay 😀 I made a hat and a cowl (knit-as-you-go patterns).
I really wanted to make a cowl because I know how convenient it is when you have a little baby. I had made one for my son (picture below) when he was just starting to walk and I loved it: no knots, lightweight, stays put, close to his neck, etc. etc. I am going to make one for my youngest for this winter too.