It’s always tempting to spoil the children in our life with lots of clothes, especially when they’re still tiny.  What better way is there to provide new garments for your baby or toddler than by knitting something yourself? It’s guaranteed to keep them warm and cosy at all times and what you make will be really unique.

Vintage knits – gorgeous woolly jumpers and  patterned cardigans – are appearing in shop windows all over the country. However, these items of clothing can cost a fortune on the high street, despite the fact they’re so cheap to make. You could kit your little one out in gorgeous vintage knits by using your own skills and this is sure to save you some pennies.

When children are really little, it’s important to protect them from the elements and ensure they don’t get too chilly when you take them out and about.

Why not knit your little one this vintage knit jacket? Knitted in a green yarn, this would be perfect for a baby boy or girl. But you can use your own creativity when it comes to choosing colours – and this will also mean the end result is different from anything you see on the high street!

This baby jacket knitting pattern originally featured in a 1943 edition of Woman’s weekly – and is available in our shop.

womans weekly shop vintage baby jacket knitting pattern