Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Feeling Autumnal

For August the weather has certainly got an autumnal feeling to it, indeed it has felt quite chilly in the evenings....of course my mind wanders to cosy, winter knits.

This pattern is ideal for the change in seasons.  The stitches used create a warm, cosy feeling fabric, ideal for when baby is out in the pram.

The design caters for premature babies upto 6 months old by simply changing the weight of yarn and needles used.

Instructions are given for the round necked, long sleeved cardigan, brimmed hat with optional pom pom and a matching pair of squishy mittens.

Available from my website here Cosy Cardigan Set

Friday, 16 August 2019

Pumpkin Jacqu

A few years ago I created a pattern for the small 10" reborn dolls which I named Lil Pumpkin.  Over the years I have been asked to create a pattern along the same lines but suitable for larger reborn dolls and babies.  This year I finally got around to it!

Pumpkin Jacqu is a cute little romper pattern which is fun for babies first Halloween out trick and treating with older brothers and sisters or at the party afterwards.

The outfit would look stunning on babies first photographs for those born in the Autumn/Fall Season too.  I think it would make a fantastic prop for the reborn doll artist to display her seasonal dolls.

Instructions given on the pattern are for the pumpkin romper, hat, booties and leaves.

Sized to fit a newborn baby, 0-3+ months or reborn dolls 19-22"

I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn chosen for it's wonderful range of colours, softness and ease of care.

The pattern is now listed on my website here: PUMPKIN JACQU

For a limited time only receive 15% OFF the pattern using the coupon code PUMPKINS at checkout

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Rainy Days

After a couple of nice days we are back to heavy downpours this morning. The rain has got me thinking about the change of season and transitional Autumn knits.

I knitted these hoodies last year and they proved popular with mums.  Ideal for slipping on for short journeys in the car perhaps to visit Grandma or for popping on in the supermarket....some of those aisles are chilly!

The speckled hoodie is knitted in Sirdar Aran Rainbow Drops and comes in 12 shades so plenty to choose from.  I chose the shade Smarty for my granddaughter's hoodie.

The red hoodie is knitted in James C Brett Aztec Aran in a rich, true red.

The pattern gives instructions in sizes 0-6 Months and 6-12 Months and can be found on my website here ARAN HOODIE

Monday, 5 August 2019

Snuggly Baby Cardigan

I knitted these sets set from my snuggly baby cardigan pattern

The stitch pattern creates a cosy, stretchy fabric and is suitable for both baby girls and baby boys.

Instructions are given to knit the outfit in sizes 0-3 and 3-6 months and is a relatively quick knit.  An ideal pattern for those fairly new to knitting as the simple drop sleeve design keeps shaping to the bare minimum.

A beanie style hat and a matching pair of mittens complete the outfit.

There are so many gorgeous baby yarns around at the moment and once I have completed my latest design project I have a couple in mind to cast on.

Pattern available here: Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Friday, 2 August 2019

New To Knitting

I remember when I first starting knitting that I wanted to knit every pattern I saw.  Unfortunately I lacked experience and found many patterns complicated and overwhelming.  I would end up frogging what I was knitting and lost heart.

I designed this baby hat with the new knitter in mind.  The pattern uses simple knit and purl stitches throughout with easy to follow instructions. It knits up quickly and you will feel a sense of satisfaction and a lovely hat to boot.

Baby hats are always well received by new parents and are great gifts to take to a baby shower.

Everyone will be in awe at your new found knitting skills!

Find the knitting pattern here Beginners Baby Beanie

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Favourite Yarns

One of  the first yarns I go to when knitting for babies is the Comfort Cherish Range from King Cole Yarns

The yarn is so smooth to knit with and glides off the needles.

I have knitted so many little cardigans and outfits with this yarn and the finished knitwear always has good stitch definition and is so soft against babies delicate skin.

The yarn is machine washable (most important when knitting for little ones) and washes and wears well.

I knitted this romper set from my Charlie knitting pattern

Monday, 29 July 2019

Cailin Baby Knitting Pattern

Every little girl needs a summer cardigan, perfect for slipping over little cotton dresses or t-shirts.

Cailin is a v necked short sleeved cardigan which can be knitted in sizes 0-6 or 6-12 months.

Easy to knit with a simple lace eyelet pattern used below the arms with stocking stitch used on the  bodice and sleeves.

The pattern also gives instructions to knit a garter stitch headband too.

I used Rico Baby so soft yarn in a lovely shade of lilac but any similar baby DK weight yarn could be substituted.  I've also had successful results using King Cole Cherish.

The pattern is available from my website here: CAILIN