I mentioned before that I was making the Milo Soaker from the book Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren.
I liked knitting the soaker – the construction is easy and it was a super fast knit! However, the lack of shaping led to some size issues. I knit the 3-6 month size for Johnny, who is 15 pounds and 14 ounces. It fits his chunky thighs, but the waistband is HUGE. It is shown here over a normal prefold diaper, but even in his bulky nighttime diaper getup (which I haven’t actually worked up the courage to try yet) it’s still a little big.
I did enjoy the yarn – Vermont Fiber Company O-Wool Classic. When I committed to cloth diapering I went through my stash and found all of my 100 percent wool yarns, and this is the yarn I wanted to knit with first. Besides, it’s the exact yarn and color recommended in the pattern!
If I have to evaluate the finished soaker I’d say it’s good, not great. I can’t wait to try some more patterns!