Baby knits are great fun to make – not only because they are so cute but also because they are quick to finish! So today, I’d like to share with you my super, new design for the Japanese yarn company called Olympus.
The people at Olympus are so friendly and I love working with them! If you take a look at the Olympus website, you’ll find lots of wonderful items for crafters, including beautifully coloured crochet threads as well as quality knitting yarns. They also have some lovely Sashiko kits – which have everything you need to do beautiful, traditional Japanese embroidery at home. A Sashiko kit would make a super gift for anyone who enjoys home-crafts.
Top-Down Fair Isle baby tunic with matching hat & scarf set
The tunic is knitted in the round using a classic, top-down yoke sweater method. This means it’s seamless and you only work on the right side (RS) of the garment – making it a lot easier to work the Fair Isle motif. It’s short-sleeved, so the baby can wear a long-sleeved cotton top underneath and the pocket is just for decoration.
The scarf is specially designed to be extra-safe and is worn by slotting one end through the Fair Isle band, and is not tied or knotted. This means that if the scarf gets caught on something it will just slide out of the Fair Isle band and no harm done!
Milky Baby (DK/Sports: 60% wool + 40% acrylic – 114m/40g ball)
This yarn is super-soft and comfortable for a baby’s delicate skin. It’s also a special Superwash yarn – so you can machine wash it frequently and it will always come up as fresh as a daisy! I’ve made you a special video to check out what the yarn is like!
It was so exciting to be asked to produce a design for a high-quality company like Olympus! And I absolutely loved making this set, which has turned out perfectly! The pattern is available directly from the Olympus site here. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy browsing all the other really lovely items they offer on their site! So put on the kettle and take a little break from your busy day!
Bye for now!