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Friday, 26 July 2013


We were all so thrilled and delighted here at MillaMia to see the wonderful pictures of William and Kate with their new baby son leaving hospital earlier this week, and want to add our heartfelt congratulations to them on his safe arrival. I'm sure you will all agree that he looked utterly adorable, and I for one can't wait to see some of the beautiful portraits that are sure to hit the media in the days and weeks to come.

As a knitter, my mind inevitably turned to the idea of knitwear for this little baby, and on searching the internet I find that thousands of knitters across the UK (and indeed the world) have been much more organised than I, knitting swathes of incredible garments and accessories to adorn the future king.

One of the most incredible items I found is a christening robe made from Shetland supreme one ply worsted-spun, which was designed and knit by a lady called Sandra Manson from Bressay. The wool was of course, grown and spun exclusively in the Shetland Islands, took 6 weeks to plan and design and a further 2 weeks to make. Although there are no pictures of this incredible gown, Sandra designed another beautiful christening gown for Woman's Weekly, the pattern for which can be purchased directly from them.

If the thought of knitting a christening gown in single ply Sheltand yarn isn't for you, there are plenty of other super stylish baby knits that are practical too. With the royal baby boy in mind, here are a few of MillaMia's most popular knits for baby and we think they're all fit for a prince!

(posted by Max)

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