Milo {Cabled Baby Vest}

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I just finished this little baby layette for a sweet friend who is having a baby any day now. This baby was quite a surprise to everyone, since my friend’s next youngest child is fourteen!

Every stitch that went into the sweater was filled with love and happiness for my friend and for the sweet baby girl who will soon be born. I get the pleasure of photographing the baby once she’s here, and I hope I’ll get to share a few images with you.milo, milo vest, baby vest, baby vest pattern, baby milo vest, cabling, cabled vest, aviatrix, aviatrix hat


Despite the fact that I have been knitting for sixteen years (with breaks here and there) I just learned to cable last year. I was always too afraid to try because it looked so complicated. Adalia began to cable however, and convinced me it wasn’t hard at all. She was right and I’m wondering why I didn’t attempt it earlier!

Now I am working on the sleeves of a sweater for Apollo and knitting up this vest for my niece, Isabella who lives in Alberta. I am taking it on as my personal mission to keep that little girl warm and cozy in hand knits during the long Canadian winters.

Patterns can be found on Ravelry:

Milo Vest

Aviatrix Hat

The booties are a pattern made up by a very talented friend. She is still perfecting it, so I’m not sure if she is ready to share or not.

Are you working on any fun projects? Leave a comment or post a link, I’d love to see it.


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  1. Renee, this is so darling!! I can’t wait to see baby girl A in it 🙂

  2. Just started knitting right before Christmas after taking 20 years off, and that first attempt was self taught out of a book and I only made one thing, hideous purple slippers for myself. Now, I’ve made a few scarves and am currently trying to learn new dish cloth patterns in between scarves and making squares with my husband to turn unto a blanket for our bed. I have a list of things I want to make, jut trying to perfect the basics first.

  3. I have still not cast on that Milo. 🙁 I’m too intimidated by the cables. There. I said it.

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      As Adalia said, “cables aren’t hard, it’s just knitting stitches out of order”. I promise it is easier than it looks.

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