In Finland, handmade knits are a staple item in a baby’s wardrobe

Wrapping the little ones in handmade knits—especially in winter weather!

No matter the time of year, Finnish babies have their naps outside. Why? It is believed that fresh air helps babies nap better, and longer! 

For sleeping outside safe and sound, soft & warm clothing is a must, and what would fit the description better than handmade knits? Dating back generations, Finnish babies have been clad in handmade clothing, often knitted by their mothers and grandmothers. Hats, sweaters, socks, overalls, blankets – you name it!

A tradition that lives on

This knitting tradition extends further than just the immediate family, though! Did you know that during the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Finnish Olympic team knit a patchwork blanket, which was gifted to the new born baby of the Finnish president?

Novita’s merino yarns—a perfect fit for baby knits

Novita’s merino wool yarns Novita Baby Wool, Novita Wool Cotton, Novita Baby Merino and Novita Baby Merino Dream are perfect for clothing and accessories for babies! Our merino yarns are soft and gentle on the skin, and come in a variety of colours and weights. Join in and let yourself be inspired by our softest yarns!