One of my blogger friends' husband just became a grandfather to fraternal twins, a boy and a girl, and I wanted to send them a little care package!
For the little boy, I designed a henley-type sweater. It was knit in the round with drop-shoulder sleeves, and split down the middle to make the neckline. The really plush, stretchy stitch pattern is Sailor's Rib from Barbara Walker's 2nd Treasury, and the sweater's knit in Caron Simply Soft:
For the little girl, a cardigan with a cute little collar, also designed by me (although I've seen a similar sweater in Vogue Knitting at one point). It's also in Caron Simply Soft, for machine washability, and also made using Barbara Walker's 2nd Treasury, but for the life of me, I can't remember which stitch pattern this is:
For the little feet, Saartje's bootie pattern (PDF)
, which I've been dying to make. These are a nice, easy knit, all in garter stitch, and the pattern is very clear and even illustrated! I had to change it a bit to accomodate my worsted-weight yarn (Swish), so I cast on 25 stitches and knit two fewer rows. I also shortened the straps by a few stitches.
For even yarn usage (I was using leftovers), I made the second pair in reverse:
And, finally, garter stitch hats to match the booties (no pattern here, either, but these were knit flat and then seamed):
I just got word today that my blogger-friend got the care package. I hope she likes it!