Barrel O' Monkey

A couple of weeks ago, when David and I got to meet baby Knitspot in person, I didn’t go empty-handed. With me, I had a project I’d kept secret from you—one that Erica hadn’t even seen (though she was the one to suggest we use it for baby’s first Knitspot photo shoot)

It’s a little olive snuggle sack I named Barrel O' Monkey—crazy soft and cuddly; Just the thing to quiet flailing limbs and cycling legs so baby can rest comfortably. Ours is knit with lovely organic cottons and features some short-row shaping to create a scoop that’s higher at the back of the neck.

Just a bit lower across the front—but not too much, just enough to keep drafts off baby’s neck.

The body is ever so slightly egg-shaped to provide a bit more room down below for little legs to to kick. It’s knit in the round in one piece, mostly stockinette.

So simple you could whip one up at the very last minute for that early bird baby who can’t wait to join the world.

The matching cap is equally easy to knit in matching yarn or a contrasting color. Lest you think we cooked this up merely as a Knitspot marketing gimmick presto, change-o; We have one prepared in natural vanilla as well to show you how gorgeous it is bare naked. It's as soothing to knit as it is to hold, mmm.

How precious is that??

Baby says: “I’ll show you precious . . .”

Shown above in Knitting Notions Organic Cotton Yarn, in delicious Vanilla. Shown below, in Ecobutterfly Organic Color-Grown Pakucho Cotton in colorway Deep Green. The cap is knit in colorway Poppy, currently only available in lace weight (which I knit holding four strands together).

Just look at how calm and cozy Padraig is in his new sack.

 Erica is happy when the baby is happy.

To purchase pattern or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the Knitspot Pattern Shop. or purchase the pattern in our Ravelry shop.

Catherine from Knitting Notions was very generous to test knit this set in her organic cotton yarn at the eleventh hour and to lend it to us for photography—thank you Catherine! It’s the perfect project for your yarn. Many thanks to baby Padraig who put up pretty well with all of us intruding on his quiet Saturday afternoon snoozefest. When he’d had just about enough, he let us know, haha, as babies are prone to do. Buddy sympathizes . . . modeling is so exhausting.

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