Friday, 26 February 2010


This post has been edited to acknowledge the authors of the patterns and their Ravelry links.
My sincere apologies to all four who share their patterns for

What do you knit the grandson who seems to have more clothes than he could possibly need? Who already has socks and singlets and nappies (diapers) and blankets and wraps galore?

Washcloths, of course. But these are not for washing, oh no! These are burp cloths - so much more interesting to look at than a nappy hanging round mum's neck or over dad's shoulder.

And so, I present for your viewing pleasure: Ben's burp cloths. All are knitted in Cleckheaton Fiddle De Dee 100% cotton which is both machine washable and dryable. All took less than two hours to complete and all used less than one 50g skein of yarn. None have yet been blocked.

Above is Quacking Up by Elaine Fitzpatrick. There is a pattern for a matching bib too.
Below is Airplane, Free by Susan Mrenna and Giddy-up by Amy-lynne Mitchell.

The final two are Knitted "B" dishcloth and Knitted Musical Notes by Rhonda White


  1. Wow, what an incredible idea-I love it! Beautiful knits...praying for all of you as the delivery day approaches!

  2. Congratulations on the beautiful boy! Of course, washcloths, burp cloths and bibs - definitely!

  3. NOt only useful, but very cute too.

  4. Those burp cloths are just darling, and so practical.

  5. perfect Lynne! I like the ducky one best!

  6. Lovely.
    You have just given me an idea for a music cloth D needs for band.
    Thank you.

  7. Oh, they're fabulous! I love all of the shapes :)

  8. They are all so cute and very practical!

  9. They are gorgeous, such a lovely gift.

  10. No way - they are far far too cute for burp cloths...

  11. Oh how delightful those burp cloths are and so cute and useful. You must feel like I do, I've made so many different things for my grandchild but it's so much fun to make more!

  12. Congratulationson the birth of your grandson..:)
    Wow that 9 months went quickly.

    The burb cloth are cute I wish had some thing like that with my bubs.

  13. Congratulations on the birth of your grandson! The burp cloths are a great idea, the duck one is very sweet.

    Thanks for you lovely comments!


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