Premature Babies

Premature Baby Knitting Patterns

Knitting is continuing to find new fans on a daily basis and to ensure the love of the hobby is retained, getting to grips with new patterns is important. For experienced knitters though, it can seem like there is nothing new out there to try. However, with premature baby knitting patterns, it is a chance to do something new, and help others.

Premmie patterns, or premature baby patterns, are specially configured designs for newborns that have been born several weeks, or months early. Tiny of course, these patterns have to be marked differently in their flow, construct and measurements.

With more tiny tots being born than ever before, hospitals and maternity units are crying out for supplies of little items. Fortunately, to help, one of the biggest brands in the whole of the knitting world, Sirdar, bring some wonderful premature baby knitting patterns to the market, using the soft and snuggly 4 ply wool.

Using this wonderful robust wool, Sirdar presents some wonderful cardigans, bonnets, mittens and bootees. Hats and boleros can also be enjoyed with these premature baby patterns, ensuring that the little ones can be fully wrapped up and warm no matter their size or the temperature of the surroundings.

Premature baby knitting patterns can also be used for slightly older babies, from 6 to 12 months, who are just on the small side. However, it is also important to remember that the designs are typically knitted using 2.75mm and 3.25mm needles.

From the 4 ply wools to the needles and, of course, on to the premature baby patterns themselves, we have it all at Black Sheep Wools. With the patterns costing from just £2.50 too, anyone wanting to help knit a wonderful cardi for an early baby can do so easily with us.