Colours: Pastel colours are the most popular. Apart from baby pinks and blues other colours, which may be chosen, are: Lemon, Cream, White, Mint Green, Peach, Lilac and Aqua. It is accepted that bright and dark colours should be avoided as they often make premature babies look frailer. When knitting burial garments the advice suggests its best to use colours such as white or cream and to avoid pinks, blues and lilacs, as they are not appropriate for the colouring of a stillborn baby.
First and foremost it will be a great way to spend some quality time with your son or daughter. (Yes boys can work with yarn too!)
Bonnie Babies mainly makes blankets for premature babies. They provide patterns for toys, hats, and sweaters (including a ”5 Hour Baby Sweater!”), but blankets are quick, simple to make, and guaranteed to fit. Families can then continue to treasure them long after the child is grown.
It may take time out of your schedule but there are many benefits to teaching and allowing your children to join you in your favorite hobby.
The charities involved usually have free knitting patterns and advice on their websites so do not be worried by all the details as you really will be able to find a garment to suit both your knitting skills and the babies needs