Top-down Fair Isle Baby Tunic with Olympus Milky Baby

Hi Everyone!

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

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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.

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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!
Kyoko xxx

Responses to “Top-down Fair Isle Baby Tunic with Olympus Milky Baby”

    • Kyoko

      Hi Penny,
      Thank you very much for your lovely comment :D
      Happy weekend!
      x
      Kyoko

  1. Noriko

    すごくかわいい!!
    子供が小さかったら絶対編んでるなぁ。(日本語だし)

    にしても、オリンパスって名古屋の会社だったんですね。私も名古屋在住なので親近感沸きます。

    後、「Miu」パターンが買えるようになったんですね。うれしいです。これは袖付けが変わってるそうなのでぜひ挑戦したいです。が、その前に恭子さんの他のパターンを編む予定していて、今Jamieson‘sさんに毛糸を注文中です。
    「land girl」も楽しみにしてますよ~

    乃理子

    • Kyoko

      のりこさんへ、
      コメントありがとうございます!前回一生懸命コメントのお返事書いたのですが、かなり文字化けしていたの気づかず、そのままになっているのを発見したのでまたコメントを書き直しました。ごめんなさい!!
      オリムパスさん名古屋なんですよ。名古屋は手芸屋さん多いですか?日本の手芸屋さんいいですよね。久しぶりに行きたいです。
      Jamieson’s of Shetlandの毛糸、届きましたか?私あそこの毛糸とても好きです。フェアーアイルでも、ケーブル編みなど、本当に可愛く出来るし、温かくて長持ちしますよ。
      それではまた!
      恭子

  2. Mary

    Hi Kyoko! This is a lovely set so I looked at their site and have no clue how much the set would cost me.

    Mary:)

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

    • Kyoko

      Hi Mary,
      Thank you so much for your comment! Olympus site has an English site map so hopefully you would be able to browse the site. Actually I recently found a nice Brazillian yarn store but I have no clue as to what they are!
      Happy holidays to you too :)

      x
      Kyoko

  3. Pili

    Oh my, Kyoko! Those pieces are absolutely amazing! Such lovely colours and patterns, and the look so soft!

    Btw, I just wanted to let you know that my Cotton & Cloud fingerless gloves are my must have year after year! :)

  4. Daphne

    What a pretty set-love it! Is there any way to translate the Olympus website? Thanks!

    • Kyoko

      Hi Daphne!
      Thank you very much for your lovely comment. I think Olympus website only has the English site map. So you can see the main category of their listings (but the individual item details are in Japanese).
      x
      Kyoko

  5. Kim Buergel

    Lovely designs! I especially love the clever scarf.

    Kim

    • Kyoko

      Hi Kim,
      Thank you very much for your lovely comment!
      Happy knitting :)
      x
      Kyoko

  6. Jo

    Hi there,
    I think this oufit is gorgeous and have tried to look at the site, but I don’t speak Japanese – is the pattern only in Japanese too!
    JO

    • Kyoko

      Hi Jo,
      Thanks for the comment!
      It looks like there is only the Japanese version at the moment. But I will double check :)

      Best
      Kyoko

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