Introduction: Vintage Baby Fashions
When my son was born in 1970 I knitted him several baby jackets. My favourites were taken from a pattern book called Sirdar Baby Sunshine No. 123, which cost me 6 British "old pence". When my son told me that he and his wife were expecting their baby over thirty years later, out came the needles again and I searched for good old Sirdar Baby Sunshine No. 123 pattern book. Unfortunately, I no longer had it, but luckily was able to purchase it on E-bay. It must have been a later edition, as the price on the cover was now 9 "old pence". The two little coats I knitted from this book for my new grandson were exactly the same colours as the ones I had knitted all those years before for his dad! My needles were very hot and excited, so I continued knitting several other little jackets and blankets as well, including the ones shown in the slide show. I used very small needles size 3mm and Caron Simply Soft yarn http://www.caron.com/color_cards/cc_simplysoft.html in white and soft blue for the two favourites and oddments of baby yarn for the others. Some things never go out of style! I knitted another little blue one this year and it received "an honorable mention" ribbon at the local country fair.
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