My First Maulfrid Gausel
Knitting Pattern #0023
by Nicola Crowie
Baby Born Ski Outfit
I began knitting doll clothes when I was still a child, never dreaming that one day I would knit them for a baby, my own grandson!
My grandson Ryan was born almost three months premature and weighed only 3lb 8ozs. With out the equipment or experts to care for such a tiny baby here in my home in the Falkland Islands, he was put in an incubator and within two hours of his birth was in the air being flown by helicopter to the military airbase.
Once there he was transfered to a military jet and with a medical team was flown to the nearest hospital that could help him, far away in Montivideo, Uruguay. With him went a set of doll clothes I had knitted as that was all that would fit him. I made him many more doll outfits over the next few weeks as he fought to survive. Now he is a strong, healthy twelve year old and would be very embarrassed to learn he wore dolls clothes once!
I still love to knit doll clothes and was very excited when I discovered the beautiful patterns of Maulfrid Gausel. I have made my first one and hope to knit them all eventually for my two grandaughters.
See doll knitting pattern #0023 here