Exactly one week ago, I participated in a focus group for a luxury knitwear company for children and have been obsessed with knitwear for babies every since. Before that, I’d always associated “knit”-anything with bulky, misshapen sweaters in atrociously ugly colors. To me, it seemed like it would be itchy, too delicate, and too warm for my daughter.
Happily, I was wrong. Knitwear has changed since grandma took up her needles and now it’s all about fine gauge, baby alpaca in gorgeous, muted, pastel tones. It’s expensive, but it’s also lightweight, non-bulky, and provides excellent warmth.
The word “heirloom” is also thrown around a lot too because handmade knitwear really lasts compared to the more affordable, machine-knit stuff you can pickup at the mall. If you know me at all, you know I admire and appreciate family heirlooms.
AND THE STYLES! Squeeeeee. I’m on cloud nine picturing Emilia toddling about this winter, layered in bespoke little knit bloomers, playsuits, and rompers. I’m going to have to learn to knit first since I’m incapable of not attempting to do everything myself, but that didn’t stop me from excitedly perusing Instagram for inspiration and starting a Pinterest board of projects I like.
I love this feed of Nordic children’s fashion by Norsk_Barnemote (pictured above) and if you follow me on Instagram, you probably already saw my #followfriday, but if not — check it out. I’m dying over the outfit styling of Guroubisch’s feed (pictures one and two from the top) and cannot wait to completely overhaul Emilia’s winter wardrobe with beautiful knitwear that I made for her.
How about you? Do you have any obsessions you’re excited about as we head into fall?