I love knitting baby gifts…but sometimes I struggle to find something that appeals to me, as a knitter, and that the expectant mom will like. For my best friend, I had already knit several baby gifts, so I needed something different when I found out she was expecting again.
Searching on Ravelry eventually led me to the Owlie Sleep Sack from Teresa Cole. And it turned out so cute!
For this baby project, I had the benefit of knowing the baby’s sex. A boy! The only bad part about that is my stash if filled mostly with pinks, purples, and other girlie colors. So, I had to buy a skein of yarn. Darn.
I went to the website of my LYS and found a lovely looking colorway from Forest Fiber Arts. It was even more beautiful in person. And so, so squishy and soft! It was the perfect choice!
The Owlie Sack was a breeze to knit. And not only that, it was fun! The owls at the top are a bit hard to spot but they were fun to knit. In retrospect, the owls may be easier to see with a solid colorway but why use a solid when there can be speckles?!
Pattern: Owlie Sleep Sack by Teresa Cole
Yarn: Forest Fiber Arts Merino Worsted
Colorways: Winter Birch
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Made for: baby J
Time to Completion: 1 week
Thankfully, I knit this during college football season so I was able to get it done quickly. And once you get going, it’s hard to stop! Especially with the Forest Fibers Merino – it was a joy to knit with!
I knit this just a bit longer than the recommended length, wanting it to fit baby J for longer. And it still fits, now that he’s two months old! Time flies!
If you need a soft, squishy baby gift, I highly recommend this sleep sack!!