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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Saturday, 30 May 2015

More preemie items...






I couldn't resist knitting another of these baby kimonos.  This one should fit a 5lb baby and used just 50g of dk yarn.  I love this pattern because it is knitted in one piece.  It requires concentration in some places, but is otherwise a very easy pattern.  If knitting it for a baby not yet born, it is just a case of sewing the buttons on the correct side as soon the baby arrives.  The unused buttonholes then become places to tie little bows inside the top.  Here is the Ravelry link.





I also continued my mission to use up my 4ply yarn and knitted 2 simple 16" diagonal blankets which used just 86g each.  Like the preemie kimono, these will go to PreemiesUK who distribute clothing, blankets and teddies to hospital maternity units.  PreemiesUK has a very active Facebook page with news, photos and patterns including this absolutely gorgeous crochet cardigan. That has definitely been added to my "to do" list!  

Their Facebook page is open to everyone.  It's not necessary to be a Facebook member to read it.  It's worth checking before starting a new project because the type of items that are required often changes.  Sometimes they need more cardigans.  At other times small blankets are in demand, etc etc.


12 comments:

crazydazy said...

I love the pattern for the kimono....nice blankets too.

linda said...

Lovely makes Una the kimono is perfect for a preemie and the blankets will be soft and delicate if they are made in 4ply, since making socks I have realised that I quite enjoy working with finer yarn I must look out my 4ply stash. :) xx

kristieinbc said...

What a sweet little kimono! It must be very tiny if it only used a 50g of DK yarn.

Una said...

4ply used to fill me with horror. But I enjoy knitting with it occasionally.

Una said...

It is quite small, but I was surprised that it only weighed 50g. I'm often surprised at how far 50g will stretch.

Vicky Coleman said...

Very sweet Una, love the little kimono I need a crochet version to make.

Ladybird Diaries said...

Love those sweet little baby makes. Such a lovely thing to do as well.
Marianne x

Una said...

I don't know if you use the Ravelry website, but there are free patterns on there for crocheted baby kimonos.

Jennifer said...

It's so sweet and delicate. I know it will make some baby very comfortable. Both of my babies were born a bit too early and I really appreciated the little handknit hat and booties that were given to me for my daughter when she was born (my son was born elsewhere and they didn't have the same program for preemie things there). I've always kept her set, it's very special to me.

Mrs. Micawber said...

That is a darling little kimono. I like the garter stitch border and the side-to-side construction.

Tamsin North said...

That kimono is adorable!

M.K. said...

I just love these little kimonos you make, and one of these days!! I will make one. Meanwhile, I will enjoy yours :)