Today's the day friends! Our fall collection is finally here! I hope you have been as excited about it as I have. It has really been wonderful to work with so many talented designers for this collection. As I was approaching the different designers WAY back in January and February I kept hearing a lot of the same thing: It's about time there is something for kids! As knitters with kids (and most likely for kids) it has been difficult to find patterns that are a mix of fun, classic, and still wearable. This collection is exactly that. We have some amazing tailored pieces, with some perfect accessories for the fall chill, wrapped up with classy, everyday casual. There is sure to be something for everyone!
This garter stitch jacket is just what any little gentleman needs in his fall wardrobe. While I can definitely see my guy wearing this on special occasions I also really like the idea of this paired with jeans and some funky shoes. I love that the Garter stitch gives this so much texture and the pockets are perfect for little ones who like to gather treasures. Knit in Cascade 220 Heathers this is sure to wear well and hold up for more than just one season.
Yes, another sweater for boys! This one is great for perfecting that effortlessly casual look. A simple shape is made interesting with tons of texture, a zippered placket, and elbow and shoulder patches! Great for a day apple picking of school pictures, this pullover can just about do it all. Isn't it amazing how the zipper and patches give it such a unique and tailored look? It is knit in Dream in Color Classy, another fantastic yarn for kids.
Leave it up to Elizabeth to design an accessory that looks perfectly stylish on boys and girls. The Kid Chimera is a cowl that buttons on one side to create a neckerchief shape. When I first saw this I thought, this is pretty cute. But once the kids had it on I thought, this is AWESOME. It's amazing that it looks perfectly suited to any child. Here's a secret: it can even be worn as a hat! Knit in the beautiful Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg, the color range is gorgeous and it's a machine washable yarn!
What makes Molloy a fabulous fall accessory isn't just the awesome cables or amazing texture, it has to be the fact that again, this can look just as wonderful on a boy as it can on a girl. This pattern is for those comfortable with knitting cables and working in the round. If you are a new knitter with some skills you should be just fine because Kimberly has both written and charted directions included. Knit in Sunshine Yarns Merino Worsted, this hat is more than just a fall accessory, it becomes a little heirloom; beautifully knit and with a wonderful design.
This darling little pullover is sweet buy not overly frilly. The skirt has a slight ruffle and the yarn used, Green Mountain Spinnery Sylvan Spirit, has an almost ethereal sheen that really enhances the organic qualities of the yarn and the simple shape of the sweater. I really love that I can imagine a little girl working hard at school in this cozy tunic, or picking wildflowers in a meadow. It just seems so suited for any environment.
The Sleepy Fox Jumper is sure to be one of those truly memorable garments from one's childhood. The shape is simple, easy to wear, yet not outdated and the sweet fox detail gives a touch of whimsy and magic to this piece. Not only does it look just darling, but it also looks ultra cozy! Knit in Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight, it is light and warm, great for the crisp days ahead.
There you have it folks! Our first collection. Be sure to check out each pattern by clicking through the links or photos. Next week we will have a ton more on each pattern and some guest posts by a few of the designers!