Nordic knits for babies and children are often simple designs in slightly muted colours. And the best part, for us beginners, the knitting patterns are often not technically complicated. Here are a few that I just had to share with you!
Selbu is a traditional knitting pattern from Norway. And these baby mittens, knitted by Cecilie, not only look adorable but apparently they are comfortable to wear and stay on too! A free knitting pattern can be found on martii.blogg.no
For the boys, it’s the popular “Big book of knitting patterns for boys” by Charlott Pettersen. You cannot talk about Nordic children’s knitwear without including Charlott, a passionate advocate for handamde and retro inspired knitwear for kids. This photo of Charlott and her son Herman is shot by Helena Krekling.
Clara dress by Karin Vestergaard Mathiesen. I think I would have chosen one colour rather than a multicoloured yarn, as the details in this dress is so beautiful and would be enough in itself. Would look beautiful over a white blouse – or a merino wool base layer top on frosty days. Pattern available in danish and english on ravelry.com
This simple style knitted jumper is from a Norwegian pattern, called the ‘Skappelgenser’, from carinahjemmet.blogspot.no This pattern is hugely popular in Norway and is often knitted in a soft and lightweight quality. Find this and more knitting patterns at skappelgenseren.no
This will be her favourite this winter! Beautiful grey cardigan with contrast details, ‘sukkertøyjakke’ from pickles.no
Then it’s this beauty, the Maddie dress, the most popular kids design from Alpaca Purl Designs
There are some mums out there that I truly envy for their knitting talents. They have some very lucky children; dressed in comfortable and beautiful knitwear. One of them is Ingvild, mum of Iben age 3 and expecting little brother this September. I highly recommend her blog Ullstrikk for mummy life and lots of knitting inspiration.
I’m off to Knit With Attitude, the Norwegian yarn shop in Stoke Newington next week. Hopefully the owner, May Linn, will be able to guide me and get me started on an achievable knitting project this Autumn.
Would love to know if you have any advice or a knitting pattern you would like to share too!