For those of you who are not yet part of our Ravelry group, I thought I’d share these photos of granddaughter Ava Joy in her new Milo. I knit the Milo as part of our Milo KAL on Ravelry and just fell in love it with. It’s got everything a children’s knit garment should have, imo: it is a sweet and simple knit, looks wonderful, and keeps the child looking charming and warm.
I think these snapshots illustrate a very important point about knitting for children: always knit at least 6 months larger than the child is at the time of knitting.
As you can see, right now Ava’s Milo is pretty much a tunic (her mother calls it a dress), but because children’s waist/chest measurements don’t change much as they grow, she’ll be able to wear her Milo for at least a year. At the end of that time, it will be a cropped vest, but still warm and still fitting right to the last possibility.
By the way, that’s her brother Ari in the background – I love it that he plays at sweeping.