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Finished Knittin': Kid Chimera & Locksley

Andrea Sanchez

My needles were blazing this weekend! Not only did I finish one Knittin' Little Summer KAL piece, I finished TWO! That's a lot (for me, at least. And those of us with very limited knitting time)!

The first piece is Kid Chimera by Elizabeth Green Musselman. 

I was in love with this the day her sample arrived last fall and I'm in love with it even more now. For our Fall 2015 launch collection I pretty much said, can you design something? and let the designers have at it. She came up with the fantastic idea of a cowl that can also be worn as a hat. 

The resulting fabric is super stretch and being knit in a DK makes it warm, but not too heavy.  I used all matching buttons that D picked out at the fabric store the other day (even though I wanted a cute little froggy for one. He vetoed the idea).  I think this will be a great addition to D's winter wardrobe!

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My second finished piece is Locksley by Emily Ringelman from the Winter 2015 collection. 

Now, let me start by saying, I've knit A LOT of sweaters for my kids. And I've used some pretty cute patterns. But this is by far one of my favorites. Of. All. Time. Between the vintage/modern colorwork and the shawl collar it is my idea of perfect.

I went with the 2 years size. N is growing at a rate very similar to his big brother. I looked back at sweaters I knit for D the summer before he turned one and they were all a size 2. N is 5 months old now and about 20lbs so assuming he will be able to wear this when he's about 10 months (in December) I figured better safe than sorry. 

Also, because I only had one skein of the main color (and an extra 10g) I modified the sleeve length and yoke depth to the measurements of the size 18 months. Little kids need their sleeves kept out of their way anyway so I just shaved off a half inch or so. I also used 3 different DK weight yarns since I am using the KAL to stash bust. 

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Winter 2015 Collection

Andrea Sanchez

Today we are releasing the Knittin' Little Winter 2015 collection. You will see that our collection size has increased this season with 3 garments for girls, 3 for boys, and 3 unisex accessories. I am so proud at how cohesive this collection seems to be. Our designers really took the time creating their design proposals and, with the help of some amazing yarn companies, have created a collections that is modern and classic with a touch of winter rustic. 

The Accessories

(click on the photo below to scroll through the pieces)

Lil' Stinker by Noel Margaret is the most whimsical little cowl there is. This cuddly friend is knit in worsted weight yarn and features a cable running the length of his blaze. A keyhole loop makes it easy to put on a squirmy kiddo. This little stinker is knit in Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash.

Sylvan Hat & Mittens by Nikki Wagner are a classic staple to any child's winter wardrobe. Knit in worsted weight yarn with thick cables, this set can be knit up quickly, in time for your holiday gift knitting. The set is knit in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted.

Hasu Hat by Jessie Ksanznak is a great way to use a special skein of variegated sock yarn. While we photographed it on a girl, I thought this hat looked fabulous on D as well. The colors we choose really lend themselves to any gender while the linen and lotus stitch help to break up pooling and creating a really beautiful distribution of colors. This hat is knit in Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock Fingering.

For the Boys

Locksley by Emily Ringelman is the right amount of vintage ski sweater and modern style. It has a shawl collar that is just generous enough to keep little necks warm. This piece is knit in Knit Picks Swish Worsted.

O-Sharay by Ayako Monier is full of texture and style. It is a simple stitch worked on a simple shape to create a big impact. I love that is seems to be just the right amount of rugged and classic. This pullover is knit in Lakes Yarn & Fibers Lochsa DK.

Catoctin by Kristen Jancuk is the perfect holiday sweater. It is stylish, featuring cables throughout the yoke and textured elbow patches (!!!) and has a handsome split collar. This sweater is knit in Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK.

For the Girls

Growing Up Twisted by Kristen TenDyke is a tiny sweater full of so many detail. Dedicate cables run down the fronts into lovely set-in pockets. A large cable panel extends down the back from the neckline to add even more wow factor. This cardigan is knit in The Fiber Seed Sprout

Mountaintop Pullover by Mackenzie Snader is an easy top-down raglan with a lovely colorwork pattern worked around the body. The perfect beginner sweater, it is a simple shape with body detail that keeps it from being anything except boring. This sweater is knit in Hikoo Sueno

Clara by Andrea Sanchez is another great beginner sweater. It is dainty and feminine with that lace ruffle (knit in cashmere and silk! swoon!) creating a lovely detail while the rest of the sweater knits up quick on worsted weight yarn. This pullover is knit in Sweet Georgia Yarns Trinity Worsted and CashSilk Lace

 

Stay tuned as we look at each individual pattern over the next week. And start planning what you're going to cast on first!