It doesn’t take long for the gusty winds of March to subside, and the annual parade of bugaboos and urban strollers to begin rolling up and down the sidewalks. Bundled inside are the newest arrivals, the ‘winter babies’, with their pink cheeks, and downy wisps of hair, experiencing the first fresh breeze of Spring. With little ones popping up on the radar, its hard to resist starting a new knitting project.
For Spring 2011, Sirdar outfits babies in an intense infusion of colour as patterns and stripes collide with solids in a lively rainbow mix. What knitters say they adore most about Sirdar designs besides their amazing knack for capturing function and fashion simultaneously, is the wide range of sizes, from newborn to age seven. That’s impressive versatility in a knitting pattern, to be able to use it over and over again as a child grows, simply by updating the colour and yarn choice.
Put away the pastels and bring on the jellybean brights-
Just like big sister’s, a swingy bolero to knit up in Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo. Go for either long or short sleeves in this fairweather style and try to decide on just one of the more than thirty shades, including seasonal favorites like Groovy Green, Yummy Yellow, Flip Flop, Perky Pink (shown above), and Limey.
A new arrival from Sirdar and instantly garnering oohs and aahs from knitting grandmas and moms-to-be. Snuggly Smiley Stripes dk is a delicious blend of bamboo sourced viscose and wool in eight trendy colourways- shown above in Balihoo, and Cherry Chuckles.
An outstanding favorite in the Sirdar line-up, Snuggly Baby Crofter dk offers up a dozen self-patterning alternatives in a machine washable yarn, ideal for those first-time knitters who want simple instructions and a yarn that keeps their interest. Florrie and Tilly (shown above) are two of the sweet, candy-coloured picks featured in this season’s range.
To keep your options open, Sirdar presents a trio of styles for this darling cardigan knit in Snuggly Baby Bamboo. Whether you decide on the classic round neck version, or the v neck with ruffled edges, Sirdar files them all neatly inside pattern leaflet #1217.