It has been an amazing week for Cotton & Cloud because 2 baby knitting patterns I designed for Fybersates are now in print in The Scrumptious Baby Collection! So exciting!!
The book is a collection of really great patterns designed by Judy Furlong, Belinda Boaden, Mélanie Edgar and myself. Superb editing by Jen Arnal-Culliford. I am just so honoured to be apart of an amazing knitting team!!!!!!
Two patterns I have contributed are Temari Kimono Jacket and Kaelyn Cardigan and Hat:
Temari Kimono Jacket
Temari is a traditional Japanese playing balls. I wanted to portray these magical and playful feel to the baby garment.The pattern is made of 3 stitch cables but you can actually work without using the cable needles (like when you work the 2-stitch cables) if you wish. The top part is worked first and is knitted horizontally. Stitches around the chest is then picked and knitted to work top-down. The outer flap is fixed with a button (make sure you use the nicest and cutest ever button for this! – I used a lovely green vintage button for the yellow version). Inside flap is fixed with a chain-stitch string.
What’s more amazing is that this Temari pattern has been one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry when it came out. So I was gobsmacked and super chuffed! Check it out!
Kaelyn Cardigan and Hat
Kaelyn cardigan and a matching hat is inspired by flowers and woods like in Alice in Wonderland. The garment is knitted bottom-up starting with a mini-scallop edges. The bobbles you can see in the photo is actually a flower head (you can see it clearly on the lighter version below, knitted by Kim – Thank you so much, it’s beautiful!) and you would work the leaves by drawing the stitches from rows below. The main body is worked with yarn-over polka dot patterns.
All the designs uses Fyberspates Scrumptious yarn (4 ply Sport & Lace). It’s a really lovely an “kind” and soft yarn to knit with – I am not just saying it because I contributed to the book. I really think it’s a wonderful yarn. You can hand-wash it with no problem The yarn is available from various stockist around the world. The US distributor is Lantern Moon.
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Happy baby knitting!