Baby soft cashmere from Chinti & Parker


Is there anything cuddlier than a newborn baby? Yes, a baby in cashmere. London-based Chinti and Parker has created a small but utterly delectable range of cashmere knits for babies and toddlers (and mums). The designs are not about fashion. Instead they are timeless, essential garments that will never date.

Made by hand by a team of knitters in Dorset (that conjures such a quaint mental picture!), the collection includes a very sweet elbow-patch cardigan, a sweater featuring a front pocket, and a vest. In subtle shades of grey and navy, each knit is made from the finest Italian Loro Piana cashmere yarn and can be personalised with your baby’s initials stitched onto the pocket.

Personally I love the elbow-patch cardigan. There is something funny and sweet about having elbow patches on a baby’s garment given that they aren’t doing much leaning on tables and desks! The cardigan is £90 from Chinti and Parker, which happily ships to Australia.

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Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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