My friend Shirley made this gorgeous matinee jacket and bonnet for Baby Ella's Christening. The pictures don't do justice to the daintiness of this set. The yarn is very soft and fine with a touch of sparkle. Ella will look like an angel in this. I want to get lots of pictures!
Here is the whole set. I will have to get pictures of it on the baby for you to see how delicate it is.
Close up of the bonnet. Notice the pretty ribbon rosette at the chin. It has a tiny pearl in the center.
The yoke detail. It is such a pretty, lacy pattern. Shirley says that she has knit this set many times for her own children and as gifts. She knits and crochets gifts for family, friends, and people in need. While she knits, she prays for the recipient. I think that is really special and I can only imagine how many people she has blessed with her talents. Thank you, Shirley!!
This pattern is from Paton's R21 and is posted online for free.