The girls have been so lucky to test some wonderful knitwear from a new Finnish knitwear brand, Nieva Knitwear. We have so been loving these quality knitwears – soft, simple, comfortable and very, very beautiful. We are giving a pair of these super soft alpaca baby socks away over at my instagram profile right now. Please pop over to enter!
I thought, I would use the extra space a blog post allows to tell a bit more about Nieva and the Cloudberry Baby Socks. The woman and mother behind Nieva Knitwear is Aino Korhonen. She has a MA in fashion design from Aalto University of Arts and Design and has specialized in knitwear. The idea to Nieva came while Aino and her family were living in Spain. Nieva means 'snowing' in Spanish, and the name seems just perfect for this delicate, fine and lightweight knitwear. With Nieva Aino combines three of my favourites when it comes to children's clothing – comfort, functionality and beauty. It's all so thoughtfully done, and at the same time aesthetic and understated. Simple is good.
Molly has been loving her Snowdrop Sweater in Tyrian Rose along with her Midwinter pants, and Frida Viola's favourite is the reversible Woodpecker Vest. Both of the girls have very sensitive skin and they are very picky when it comes to wool, but the Nieva qualities are so soft that they can be carried right next to the skin without complains from the wee ones.
The Cloudberry Baby Socks that we are giving away date back to the 1940's when Finland was in war with the Soviet Union. A woman named Kerttu Kylmänen was fleeing from the war with her tiny 2-months-old daughter Tuula by train. The train tracks were destroyed by bombings, and Kerttu and Tuula had to wait several hours in the wagon. A lady opposite to them was worried about the little one getting too cold. She was a retired handicrafts teacher and undid some yarn of her own cardigan to knit a pair of socks for Tuula, while waiting for the tracks to be fixed.
The "train socks" have been loved by generations of Finnish mothers and babies. Nieva's Cloudberry socks are handknitted in Finland. They stay well on little feet because of the special ribbing structure. The size fits baby for the first year, and the socks are perfect for the coming change of season.
Ohh, if only I had a baby… Pop over to my Instagram to enter this fine giveaway.