Posts Tagged ‘baby’

Button Up Cardigans

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

If the seasonal shift towards knitting involves more of a need for pint-sized apparel, then you have come to the right place.  Sublime offers up a striking collection of patterns that merge modern and traditional elements together with the latest in a series of booklets for tiny folk, The Nineteenth Little Sublime Hand Knit Book.  In this grouping of eighteen styles for newborn to toddlers, the Sublime design team has chosen bold Autumn hues complimented by paler vintage shades in Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK, a smooth natural yarn with a light bouncy handle.  This is a yarn that knits to perfection, with each and every stitch nestling neatly into place.


Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK



Pixie Parade- Too cute for words…. this cosy cardigan featured as the cover model for Sublime Book 704 knits up on 4 mm needles with raglan sleeves and a well-fitting hood to keep munchkin-sized ears covered and warm.   Tilly Floss (shown above).



Pumpkin Pizazz- A snappy style for a tiny gentleman who is on the move, whether its out to lunch with the ladies or off to the park for an afternoon playdate.  This itsy-bitsy cardigan is available in sizes 0-3 years and mimics the closures and sleeve tabs found on grown up duffel jackets, complete with a crisp turnback collar.  Cutie Carrot (shown above).



Princess Pretty-  For the next dress up occasion that involves a perfectly-paired cardigan and matching ribbon-tied bonnet, this sweet duo is finished off with a flourish of vintage buttons for decoration.  Didy Dino (shown above).



Cabled Comfort- Your little toddler will be ready for any tumbles or spills in this sporty cardigan  built for ease of movement and playtime durability.  Cutie Carrot (shown above).



Festive Fancy-  This classic yoke design looks instantly refreshed in a vibrant shade of red and accented with contrasting stitch detail.  Little Lobbie and Vanilla (shown above).

Egg-ceptionally Cute Kidswear

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Its a weekend that revolves around egg-shaped treats, family gatherings and getting the wiggly, giggly kids into their new spring outfits.  In anticipation of the sunny days ahead, a bright fun collection of knitwear is making the rounds and it looks like Katia has snagged the top spot once again with an adorable mix of lively-coloured sun tops, pullovers and cardigans.  Here is a peek at some of Katia’s newest and most egg-ceptionally cute kidswear-

Tahiti Spray Katia Beginners Book 3

Tahiti Spray

Into the swing of it!  With this trapeze suntop designed to fit ages four to eight, a super easy project in just one piece with a button tab at the back.  Knit in Katia’s newcomer, Tahiti Spray, a printed cotton tape that pops with fresh colour.  Col. 103 (shown above).

Katia Book 72 Salsa


Cast on tonight and cast off tomorrow!  This speedy little circular yoke cardigan is really as simple as it looks, knit in old-fashioned garter stitch (sized from six to eighteen months), with Salsa, a delightful new ribbon yarn that twirls and twists on the needles creating its own unique texture.  Col. 67 (shown above).

Tahiti Beach and Creta

Tahiti Beach and Creta

For little fashionistas!  What’s not to like about these two style savvy cardigans (sized four to twelve years) knit in splashy hues that mesmerize the eyes.  Far left- Raglan sleeves and elongated stitchwork set the pace for crisp cool Tahiti Beach, a self-striping cotton ribbon available to knit now in ten summery choices.  Far right- A high low hemline makes this design ultra hip.  Knit in Creta, Katia’s slightly-sheer cotton blend dyed in fifteen soft solids.  Col. 304 (shown on left) and coral (shown on right).

Katia Book 72

Mississippi 3

All sweetness and light!  This flounce top is knit in Katia’s go-to comfort yarn, Mississippi 3, lightweight and easy care in a range of more than fifty fashionable shades to instantly transform children’s knitwear into trendy boutique pieces.  Available in sizes from six to twenty-four months.  White, sky blue, salmon, green and rose (shown above).

Belice Katia Book 73


Summer fun in a ball!  Katia packs a tall cool glass of tropical punch into this darling gathered top knit in Belice, a cotton blend in a dk weight that is magically transformed by a paintbrush palette.  Col. 317 (shown above).

Baby Blues

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

It’s a boy’s world out there with frogs to catch, forts to build, and the occasional kite to fly. With a slighter higher ratio of boys being born over girls (a prevalent trend since 1940) it really is no surprise that baby outfits are being knit predominantly in shades of blue.  Finding a good selection of patterns for baby boys is a walk in the park, just take a browse through the extensive catalogues of both Sirdar and Sublime, two leading British manufacturers offering tiny designs that are contemporary and appealing in yarns sturdy enough to stand up to whatever little guys can get into.


Sirdar Leaflet #

Sirdar Leaflet #4440

Just one of the boys!  No bells and whistles are required on this one, an easy-fitting raglan cardigan featuring subtle rib detail and a matching cap.  Knit in Snuggly DK, Sirdar’s classic baby yarn rounded off with more than ten shades of irresistible blue.  Peaceful (shown above).


Sublime Little Pip Tank

Sublime Little Pip Tank

Oh boy!  Keep the look crisp and modern with this popover vest, a much-needed layer for wee guys offering comfort on cool days.  Just one of the seventeen designs in Sublime’s Book 671, knit in ultrasoft Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK, offering more than thirty-five storybook colours in the range.  Puddles (shown above).


Sirdar Leaflet #

Sirdar Leaflet #4428

Button Up!  Looking dashing and dapper in this gentleman’s vest, a combination of stripes and cables to knit in either a pullover or button front style.  Knit in washer friendly Snuggly Baby Bamboo.  Dinky Denim and Bobbi Blue (shown above).


Sirdar Leaflet #

Sirdar Leaflet #4433

Little boy blue!  This cosy cardigan is fit for a pint-sized prince in a crew or v neck style, with convenient fold-over pockets just big enough to be stuffed with little treasures. Knit in Snuggly Baby Bamboo, a dk weight yarn that feels soft and silky against baby’s skin.  Bobbi Blue (shown above).


Sublime Captain Lively Sweater

Sublime Book 671

Sailor boy!  There must be a sandy beach nearby for this tiny tyke to wile away the hours in this Captain Lively sweater with a nice roomy neck opening and stripes that add pizazz.  Knit in Sublime’s Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK,   Rubadub and Puddles (shown above).


Sirdar Leaflet #

Sirdar Leaflet #4429

Boys will be boys!  That means spills and thrills, so it might be best to keep the look relaxed with a sporty pullover knit in alternating bands of stocking stitch and ribbing.  Knit in Snuggly Baby Bamboo, a seasonal favorite from Sirdar, with thirty-eight popular shades to choose from including Dinky Denim (shown above).

Baby Bliss

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Leonardo da Vinci may have said it best, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and for Debbie Bliss those words ring true as she presents yet another irresistible collection of designs, focusing her attention on knitting for chubby-cheeked babes with peach fuzz hairlines all the way up to kindergarten tykes heading off for their first day of school.  It’s the mix of crisp clean silhouettes, vintage appeal, uncomplicated stitching, and of course the smooth finish of her fine quality yarns that strike a chord with all levels of knitters.  Be on the lookout for this charming little book- Baby Cashmerino 5, it might just make a nice addition to your pattern library.


Baby Cashmerino 5

Baby Cashmerino 5

Fifteen designs grace the pages of this pint-sized pattern book by Debbie Bliss, the fifth one in her popular series.  Eco Baby and Baby Cashmerino are featured as the two interchangeable yarns knit in a variety of styles including pullovers, cardigans, vests, and toys.  The sizing range is generous from three months to five years.


Fairisle Cardigan

Fairisle Cardigan

A miniature sampling of British heritage is evident in this cardigan which is knit in silky soft Baby Cashmerino.  It is highlighted with narrow strips of fairisle and solid bands of diamond patterning in between.  Take your pick from almost seventy shades in this range including six new ‘brights’ for fall.


Square Neck Top

Square Neck Top

Minimal stitch detail shines the spotlight on the softly gathered yoke, the crowning jewel on this adorable smock top.  A vintage style for pixie cute girls aged three months to five years.


Trellis Stitch Jacket

Trellis Stitch Jacket

On this petite ladylike design, the raglan sleeves and wide collar band are the connecting elements, stitched in a pretty lattice pattern.  The back and fronts both knit in stocking stitch offer a lovely contrast in texture.  Eco Baby in Duck Egg.


Gingham Jacket

Gingham Jacket

From the mid 18th century, gingham cloth was produced in the mills of Manchester, UK, most often in blue and white.  While this dapper design is a throwback to that era, it features a little twist on the predictable colour scheme, in charcoal, black, and cream.


Garter Stitch Jacket

Garter Stitch Jacket

Garter stitch may be effortless, but it is not just for beginners, as shown on this A-line jacket accentuated with a demure baby pink edging.  The softest shade of grey in Baby Cashmerino makes this style adaptable to any outfit.


Rosebud Crossover

Rosebud Crossover

A sweet ensemble for a baby shower, the pristine white background sets off the tiny rosebuds which are embroidered afterwards in duplicate stitch on this crossover cardigan.  It comes complete with a pattern for the matching bear.


Gingham Bear

Gingham Bear


The quintessential baby gift, this tiny gingham bear knit in Eco Baby will become a treasured keepsake.  Add embroidered eyes, nose and mouth or leave it unadorned as shown above.