There isn’t much reason for people (especially American people, like me) to care about the British royal family in the 21st century. I mean, honestly, what do they do? Not much.
Well, not much except have adorable babies that they dress up in the most amazing knitwear.
The Royal Family is at it again, with their brand-new (and so far unnamed) baby girl. Look at her! (And look at the Duchess… dang! Can you believe she gave birth about 24 hours before these pictures were taken? What a trooper. I bet all she wants to do is go home and sleep for about a year. And put on some PJ pants.)
I love the bonnet. It’s so simple and perfect. Squishy garter stitch and tiny cables… Could it be more classic and adorable?
Silverfox Bonnet by Lisa Chemery
Lilacs for Lila by knittedblissJC
And that blanket! Look closely, and you’ll see it’s knit from teeny-tiny lace-weight yarn. It must have taken forever to make something that beautiful! I love the stockinette body with the simple, geometric edging. Very classy. (Although, honestly, it’s something that should only be taken out for international press events. You don’t want to have to scrub spit-up out of such fine wool. That makes me sad just thinking about it.)
Amalthea by Anne Hanson
Christening Shawl L252 (My Weekly) by Gladys Amedro