Last spring my best friend Nicole told me she was having her second child and we learned later on that it was going to be a boy. I ended up making up this set piece mill from 3 different sources. I finished my first BSJ finally! Yayyyyyy! It was fun and just as addicting as everyone says. I'm ready to make another as soon as I hear of a baby coming. I used LB Cotton worsted in Navy and Avacado on a Addi circular. It's a 4 row alternating stripe that came out just like I wanted! The collar directions were obtained from Wikipedia and are written out on my ravelry account
(sorry, tried to link it but it isn't working). The hat pattern is the Umbilical Cord cap out of Stitch 'n Bitch. I used 5 row alternating stripes in SS. I love this pattern and it's so easy! To finish out the set, I crocheted the booties from Crochet Today - "Gumdrop Booties" and added the pom poms to gay it up a little...LOL (",) I apologize for the crappy photos!

Image icon BSJ.jpg187.46 KB
Image icon IMG00021.JPG296.25 KB
Image icon IMG00024.JPG278.44 KB
Image icon IMG00019.JPG307.26 KB
Image icon IMG00020.JPG329.6 KB
Image icon IMG00025.JPG317.14 KB


albert's picture

Beautiful set- love those booties!

Chris Vandenburg's picture


That is such a freakin' cute set. I am so jealous that you have a baby to knit for... honestly, it makes me want to go out and rent one just so I can justify the yarn..

That is extreamly cute man,

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Chris. That's so funny! I know what you mean, though. I LOVE to knit me some baby clothes!

If some sissy tried to kick my ass I would say, "Hey, Mary, go knit me a sweater before I slap you in the face!”
--Eric Cartman, South Park

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Ok, I'm a Southpark fan and I don't remember that one.... but will tell you I almost fell out of my chair. BTW... gonna friend you up on Ravelry. (is 'Ravelry a cuss word around here?)

AND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is someone trying to tell me something????? Every time that I post the CAPTCHA math problem is always ... 1+0=, or 5+0=. I aint that ingunt!!!!!!!!!!! Give me a tough one! Like......... How many beers is it to Fort Worth!


"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

scottly's picture

OMG, I would so wear that sweater, I wonder how hard it would be to change the pattern in to men's 40. I need to branch out into baby stuff, it looks like so much fun.What a great assemble!

grandcarriage's picture

That's adorable. Thanks for giving me the smile today. Your friend is a lucky gal to have a knit-freak like you.

QueerJoe's picture

Great combination of gifts...I particularly love the MaryJane-like booties.

chipsir's picture

Mill that is just to sweet for words, you are such a talent, wonderful choice of colours and everything works beautiful together!!!!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Extremely well done, Mill. That is one of the best baby ensembles I've seen in a long time. Lucky baby and mother. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.