When it comes to comes to knitting clothes for a baby you want to make sure that you have a baby clothing knitting pattern that is appropriate for your skill level, offers adjustments for larger sizes (as babies grow so quickly), and one for which you are certain you can find the materials you will need in order to knit.
Baby clothing is so small and so precious and yet so fleeting. Most babies will grow into and outgrow many outfits during their first year of life. While knitting isn’t exactly a cheap way to go, you can knit clothing for special occasions with whole skeins of yarn and even have fun knitting sweaters, hats, and such for babies out of remnant yarns that are similar in textures and weights. The trick always comes down to finding the one baby clothing knitting pattern that will grow with your baby.
If you plan to knit many clothes for your children or even as gifts for other people’s children, I recommend keeping a notebook with a sample of the yarn and the care instructions for that particular yarn. If giving the clothing as a gift, be sure to slip the parents this information as well. You can simply tape the yarn label to a piece of notebook paper with the yarn beside it if you need to and hand it to the parents at an appropriate moment. This will save lots of worry and a few garments from accidentally becoming baby doll clothes.
A baby clothing knitting pattern is often the most enjoyable to select. These patterns can also be quite frustrating to choose as well, they are all simply too cute for words and choosing just one when there are so many is often quite difficult. My suggestion for this is narrow the patterns down to 3 or 4 that you really like, then look at the difficulties of each pattern, the materials required for each pattern, and how interesting each pattern looks to knit. This will help you narrow your choice significantly. If all else fails, buy them all, I’m sure you’ll have the opportunity to use them eventually!