What’s a Layette?
Kath asked me if I could design a layette for the shop out of our Selkie cashmere blend. Being childless myself I of course asked, “what’s a layette?” Apparently it’s a set of clothing for a newborn, any combination of hat, booties, blanket, scratch mitts, or sweater. Ahhhhh… Yes I could work on that. I decided to for once, do something flat as opposed to my method of choice – knitting in the round. It was nice for a change but I am glad to say I’m back with my circulars again. I love the look of the wrap-top cardigan, knitted on the bias. And the booties, surprisingly enough, were the hardest to figure out. Just how long does a newborn’s foot measure? After a couple consultations with friends I settled on 2-3 inches.