I started knitting the 'Patelot No. 20' from Phildar Layette Automne/Hiver 2002/2003 (I wish I could hyperlink that for you but I couldn't find it anywhere on the web, perhaps ebay?). It is knit from Phildar Altitudes yarn which has a gauge of 2 stitches per inch! Yes, you read that right...this yarn is huge so needless to say, this is a uber quick knit!
All the pieces are knit and all that's left is a little steam blocking, a little seaming up, and the addition of a few white toggles before Julian can model it for us ;0)
There are so many wonderful patterns in this particular issue of Layette (though every issue has lots of lovely baby knits - about 30 patterns per issue). I've already knit the 'Gilet a capuche' for Thanksgiving from this issue so this is my second and there are a few more on my must knit list. Most patterns are written up is sizes 0-3 months all the way to 24 months so hopefully I'll get to knit them before Julian is too big...it's the ultimate deadline! Here are some of the knits on my must get to list from this particular issue:
I'm working on a little translation guide which I'll post next time for anyone who would like to knit from french patterns. I'd strongly recommend the Phildar stuff (you can buy the most recent magazines here some in English even and if you'd like to browse them first you can do so at the Phildar site). But there are also really nice things from Bergere de France. Check out their free patterns for baby 0-2, children 2-16 (click 'fille' for girl or 'garcon' for boy patterns), women or men.