Suddenly it is all about the children. Swans Island issued a series of patterns for boys and girls. They are perfect – unique, stylish and uncomplicated. I was inspired and, with Ann’s urging to overcome my “fear” of sweaters, got to work on the Periwinkle – girl’s cardigan. I enjoyed every stitch. The results make me proud. I used Swans Island sport weight wool that is hand-dyed, giving it the wonderful variation in color. The pattern has a subtle pattern up the sides that is matched at the cuff of the sleeve. And despite its complex look, I could do it! The buttons, also from Knit1, were just right. Perhaps I seem too proud but it is feels good to feel so good about a project. A little secret: children’s sweaters are quick knits!!!!
Knit1 recently re-introduced Appalachian Baby Yarn back to the Shop. The American cotton is soft and fun and now comes in colors that delight. The blue is just the right blue, the pink is just the right pink. I began the baby blanket using the Antonia Shankland Maine Woven Baby Blanket pattern. It gives the blanket a glorious fair isle look with simple stitching. A perfect pattern for even a beginner knitter. The blanket will instantly be an heirloom and it is washable! A perfect combination.
You may not have a specific child or baby in mind to knit for but these project will give you instant gratification and if you knit it…they will come!
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