Not long ago I was looking at my friend’s knitting and felt inspired to learn. I decided that I wanted to make something for another friend’s belly baby (who I call squishy).
My gorgeous friend Meg suggested that this beautiful Milo vest be my first project. Never one to shy away from a challenge I jumped on the opportunity to challenge myself and learn how to knit.
I chose to knit it for him to hopefully fit him when he is about 6 months old. It took a while to learn the basics and get the tension right. Here are my progress shots.
Then I got to the cable section and wasn’t sure if I should skip that part. I was nervous over being able to cable knit and whether it would suit a baby boy.
Thanks to some gorgeous friends I got up just enough courage to jump feet first into it and I was pleasantly surprised. Cable knitting wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be and was actually fun (I’ve never imagined myself as someone who would think knitting was fun).
It didn’t take long to finish that section and knit the final bind off. Then all I had to do was finish the loose ends off. Which in some places helped to make the vest stronger. Here is the detail in the arm section and below is the finished product.