Months ago my cousin sent me pictures of her adorable daughter, Mara wearing the sweater that “Auntie Patti” knit for her. Of course, Auntie Patti is my Mum.
Mum knit Candace in yarn that I recognize as a discontinued colourway of OnLine. Candace is my most classic baby cardigan pattern and works equally well for a girl or boy. If you’re knitting for someone who’s expecting a baby, this is a great choice. Pick a colourway that’s fun and gendre-neutral and you’re all set.
I always recommend knitting a 12-24 month size even if you’re giving it to a newborn. Those tiny babies outgrow their clothes so quickly in the first year. Considering the time you put into knitting it, you want more wearing time out of your handknit gift. Besides, baby can always wear a “too large” sweater with the sleeves rolled up for a while first.
Send me pictures of your Holli Yeoh knits. I would love to see them.