Teddy Sweater KAL

I am so excited to bring this sweater to you. I have had this idea for a while, but only recently had time to fit it into my schedule. I wished I had done it sooner as it has immediately become one of my favorites.  Teddy Sweater is a unisex top down raglan pullover worked up at a DK weight with the added cuteness of a teddy bear face on the front “kangeroo” pocket. The pattern size runs from 3months to size 6.

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Teddy Sweater- shown in 12 months size

Teddy Sweater is knit up in Malabrigo Arroyo, which creates a beautiful fabric at DK gauge. A perfect transitional garment for your little one.

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Now, to celebrate how excited I am about this pattern, I decided to do a KAL in my group on Ravelry. The pattern is up for sale, but the KAL will begin on Monday to give everyone a chance to enjoy the holida weekend and get yarn together. The KAL will run through May 6th.

A funny little story about this pattern. When I initially sketched and swatched this, my 5 year old son was not even the least bit interested. So, I knit the sample in another size and moved on. When he saw it finished, he told me he wanted one, now. He wanted it red, with a black bear pocket. So, I will be knitting his during the KAL…not that I will finish as I have about 20 things on the needles, but I will try!  I hope you will stop by and knit with us. It should be fun. There will be some random pattern giveaways and a few prizes for participants, too.

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A Baby Knitting Giveaway!

Have you seen the new 60 More Quick Baby Knits? Well, if not, follow that link that I just posted and check it out! I have a design in it called the Garter Ridge Hat.  All of the designs in the book are knit up in Cascade 220 sport.

photo by Jack Deutsch

I have, in my possession a copy of this book which I am planning  on giving away. All you have to do is leave a comment in the comment section about what you like about knitting for babies. Now, to let you know, the majority of the patterns run from 6 months to 18 months. There are a couple larger.  There are some really cute designs! I will pick a winner next Wednesday, May 30th. Plenty of time for entries!

Also, lately I’ve been trying to revive my Ravelry group a bit. Sometime later this summer (maybe July or August), I’d like to do a KAL.  Last year, we did a kid’s knit KAL. This year, I think it will likely be an “accessory” KAL.  Any suggestions? So, please stop by my Ravelry group and say hi. I have a chat thread(and a couple others!!) and a welcome thread. Say hi, hang out. I mostly chat to myself right now and let’s face it, that’s just sad.

Baby Ruched Giveaway!

Well last week, Baby Ruched was released. It seems to be doing quite well. I am so excited about how well it is doing that I have decided to do a little giveaway! All you have to do is comment on this post and later this week, I will pick a winner! Before I tell you what you will win, I want to show some lovely shots of this little cardigan.

Baby Ruched Cardigan in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal




So, now that I got that out of my system, I want to tell you what I am giving away. I will give away a copy of the pattern Baby Ruched Cardigan along with one skein of Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Summer Blooms. One skein is enough to make up to an 18 month size(VERY close on a 2T size as well).

Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Summer Blooms

I LOVE this colorway! I will also give a secondary prize of a choice of one pattern from my for sale patterns on Ravelry. So, there will be two winners. Make sure when you post you give me some way of getting a hold of you either your Ravelry ID or an email. Good Luck. If you win the Baby Ruched pattern and you’ve already purchased it, I will give you the choice of another of my patterns and you will still get the yarn! So, there you have it. Just comment to win! ETA: I will keep this giveaway open until 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at which time, I will do the drawing! Thanks!

Back with a Pattern!

I am back and I have something to show you! I know, I know I am hardly ever posting. I try, I really do.  I have a reason. I have been super super busy. I have a baby and the older kids are out of school. Now, you think they would help more right? Nahh. They make more messes and really don’t help that much. Also, I have been busy doing this.

It’s my new pattern released by me on Ravelry and by Knit Picks as a part of their Independent  Designers Program. It uses Felici Sport Sock yarn for the striped section and Stroll Sport sock yarn for the solid black section.  This is a unisex pattern and there are tons of possibilities and combinations as far as color goes.

It’s very lightweight for spring and summer and can be layered with a cute T-shirt for colder temps.

Well, there you go. That’s what I have been busy with. I have another pattern that will be ready in a couple weeks too. I also have another pattern release slated tentatively for sometime in July. I am going to say mid to late July. They are both baby items. The one coming out next will be a “girl” pattern though. So keep checking back it is super cute!