When I originally re-worked Ottobre's bulky wool soaker pattern, I used the same sizes as their pattern and added one smaller size. Their sizing was very broad~2 sizes for all babies.
I have had many people ask about sizing the pattern down for newborn size. This did not occur to me when I first wrote the pattern since I had sized it down a bit. Hmm…
So I decide to re-write the re-write into more traditional sizing. I actually did all the sizing and pattern re-write last August. I like to knit all the pattern sizes myself to be sure that there are no errors, proportions are right, etc. I did the knitting and new picture taking just before Labor Day. Then asthma came to visit me. Asthma that I did not know I had. It's been a long road to normal breathing for me, but here I am finally finishing the new pdf and posting it for you. I'm sorry that it took so long, but as they say, "better late than never."
I'm editing the original post with the new pattern details and new pdf. You'll find it here.
I hope you enjoy it!
Be brave, be creative~