Grandchild Break: Ava Joy Models Her New Milo – 1/6/12

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.

Ava Joy almost walking in her Milo

Ava Joy almost walking in her Milo

First step gets a little closer

First step gets a little closer

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.