Baby Buntings

I fell in love with the Bergere Baby Bunting and so it was the first thing I knitted for my soon-to-be grandchild. I loved knitting it and it was the catalyst to my return to knitting.

Bergere de France Baby Bunting

You can find the pattern in their ‘Creations 11/12’ booklet. Unusually the bobbles are knitted separately and added later, never done it that way before.

So, I thought a baby can’t have just one bunting and I set about looking for another.

My favourite of the ones I found was a Phildar pattern on Pinterest. I knitted lots of Phildar patterns when my children were small. I loved them and the quality of the yarn.

Phildar Baby BuntingSnag number one; the pattern was in French!

Snag number two; Phildar no longer supply any British stockists.

So now I was on a mission, first I showed a French speaking friend but of course knitting abbreviations are a language of their own. What would we knitters do without the internet. I stumbled on Chezplum and and a this helpful dictionary of french terms. The free download of the pattern has very straightforward diagrams.

Here’s Dougie, just a week old, in the bunting.

Phildar baby buntingFor the English translation of the Phildar Baby Bunting pattern click on the green.

5 thoughts on “Baby Buntings”

  1. He looks as cute as a button (and very cosy) in this. We haven’t tried the white one out yet. Looking forward to being a bit more mobile so I can take the buggie out.

  2. I have been holding on to a picture of this bunting for a while waiting for a translation and a grand baby. I can’t believe I found this the same week I found out I’m going to be a grandma! Thank you..I’m headed to the yarn store.

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