Rainbow jumper for Pip

Making things for little people is always a nice job. We welcomed our niece Pip into the world back in June and with Autumn coming, I thought a jumper would be the perfect gift.

Green baby jumper

Flax Light baby jumper

Months have passed since I cast on. Ironically this is one of my smallest knitting projects, yet its taken me the longest to finish. After injuring my arm I wasn’t able to knit for several weeks but this month I was able to get some serious knitting done and I’ve finally cast off! Happy happy joy joy!

Jumper body without sleeves

Jumper body, no sleeves

My Flax Pullover has been a faithful companion. I normally wear it for outdoor activities so it should be comfy enough for a wriggly baby. This time I used the Flax Light pattern by Tin Can Knits; a lightweight version of the Flax Pullover.

Sleeve stitches

Sleeve stitches on hold

Green baby jumper

Flax Light baby jumper

Pip has a few clothes with rainbows on so I made one for the front of her jumper; several rows of chain stitch on felt backing. In retrospect I wish I’d lined each colour up with the bottom of the purple stripe. It bugs me every time I look at the photo but she probably won’t mind.

Close up knitted jumper

Felt rainbow badge

Embroidered rainbow

Felt rainbow badge

Brown paper gift wrap

^ All packaged up and ready to post 🙂

Project notes

  • Pattern: Flax Light by Tin Can Knits
  • Size: 6-12 months
  • Wool:  Stylecraft Like DK
  • Number of balls: 1


  1. You clever girl I am sure Juniper will love her jumper from her Auntie Gemma ? Xx

    • I’m pleased 🙂 I’m hoping Pip won’t gasp with horror she grows up and submits it to some kind of knitwear horror gallery!

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