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Dapper

Andrea Sanchez

The Fall 2015 Collection has been full of texture with some really fun colorwork thrown in. This final piece is no exception. Dapper by Alana Dakos, is nothing but rich and cozy garter stitch worked up into a handsome gentleman's jacket. 

This jacket has so many wonderful details that I almost don't know where to start! It features 3 little pockets, perfect for carrying treasures. It has a handsome notched collar and side vents on the back. The set-in sleeves show off the surgeon's cuffs and while this jacket looks so tailored (just like dad's suit jacket!) a lot of the detailed work is done at the same time as the knitting. 

This adorable jacket is knit in Cascade 220 Heathers. So many knitters love the hardwearing Cascade 220, which, superwash or not, will make a great yarn for a child's garment. And with a gazillion colors, you should have no trouble pleasing any young gentleman. 

I've had such great time sharing each of these patterns with you and I hope you've found something worth knitting.  But we aren't done yet! Coming next week, some of our designers will be guest blogging here on Knittin' Little sharing their stories about their designing, knitting, and their own littles. 

Dapper

Sizes

  • 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
  • Finished Chest Circumference: 24.75 (26.75, 28.75, 30.75, 32.75, 34.75)” / 63 (68, 73, 78, 83.5, 88.5) cm

Yarn

  • Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 220 yd / 200 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; color 8011; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
  • OR approx. 550 (625, 700, 800, 925, 1025) yd / 500 (550, 625, 725, 825, 925) m of a worsted weight wool or wool blend.

 

You can now purchase this pattern directly from Ravelry! 


Grove Pullover

Andrea Sanchez

I am very excited to have Kate Oates contribute a design to our Fall Collection. I love that her garments for kids are casual, have grown-up charm, and are oh, so wearable. Grove Pullover is no exception to this. 

Grove Pullover is a bottom up raglan pullover (one of my favorite ways to knit sweaters!) that features a zippered placket, high collar, and leather elbow and shoulder patches! Not to mention the moss stitch that gives this simple shape so much texture and interest. 

Please do not be intimidated by the finishing in this pattern! Kate is a master of thorough explanations, and even provides a link in the pattern to tutorials on her site which include a template for the elbow patches. 

This sweater was knit in Dream in Color Classy. Classy is one of those hardwearing yarns, perfect for children's knits. It is dyed in a wide array of beautiful and vibrant colors. Even better, it comes in large 250 yard skeins so you will get a lot of mileage out of that yarn. 

Grove Pullover makes me picture little boys running out in apple orchards or playing in the leaves. It is the perfect fall pullover for your little, and with 6 sizes to choose from you can knit one for the next few years too!

Grove Pullover

 

Size

  • 2 (4, 6, 8)[10, 12)
  • Finished Chest: 23.5 (25.25, 27.75, 29.5)[32, 34.5]”

Yarn

Dream in Color Classy, 100% merino; 250 yds/ 113g; Strange Harvest, 2 (3, 3, 4)[4, 5] skeins

Grove Pullover is now available as a Ravelry Download!

Kid Chimera

Andrea Sanchez

Today we are looking at the 4th piece from our Fall Collection, Kid Chimera by Elizabeth Green Musselman. When I first saw this piece, it blew me out of the water! I love a good neckerchief styled cowl and Elizabeth's pattern has a TON of texture. It looks super fun to knit (I'm already on the hunt for yarn for my own), and the yarn she chose is pretty amazing. 

What I really adore about this design is that is looks just as cute on a boy as it does a girl. I love accessories and since our goal is having an equitable number of boy to girl designs I really wanted Knittin' Little's accessories to be unisex. That is not necessarily an easy task but boy, did Elizabeth nail it or what?!

The yarn for this pattern is Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg. It is a superwash DK weight in 100% merino. There is a great choice of colors (both variegated and semi-solid) but I really think Elizabeth's color choices are phenomenal. The red/blue one is in a color called Metamorphosis and the green/brown color is called That Somewhere.

There is also the possibility of this being worn as a hat! Unfortunately this was the last piece photographed and all the kids were kind of over the whole photo shoot thing at that point so we didn't get any useable shots. But I hear Elizabeth will be taking some more photographs when the hat gets back to her. I can't wait to see!

Kid Chimera

Sizes: 

  • Baby (2-5 years, 6-teen)
  • 15.5 (17, 18.5)” circumference buttoned

Yarn

Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg; 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 250 yds/115g: 1 (1, 1) skein

Note: The largest size used nearly all of 1 skein, so you can either purchase a second skein or use a coordinating yarn for the button bands if you run out of yarn. 

Kid Chimera is now available as a Ravelry download!

Molloy

Andrea Sanchez

Now let's be honest. Who doesn't love a cabled woolen cap in the fall? It seems like every year I'm knitting one up for my kiddo. This year Molloy by Kimberly Golynskiy is on my must knit list. 

This amazing hat is a mixture of tons of texture and beautiful cables. Top it with a pompom and your little is all set for cool days and outdoor adventure.  This fun hat is knit in the amazing Sunshine Yarns Merino Worsted. I've worked with Dani's yarn for several designs now and I love the strong twist and vibrant colors. And many of her yarns come in superwash; perfect for working up something for a child. 

Kimberly's pattern comes in 4 sizes which means you can knit one for almost everyone in the family (or just for yourself! We won't judge). Even better, this pattern is really made for everyone. If you prefer written instructions, Kimberly has written out everything! And if you prefer charts, they're all there too. Choose your own adventure! 

Molloy

Finished hat fits: Baby: 14-15”, Toddler: 16-17”, Child: 18-19”, Teen/Adult: 20-21”

Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Merino Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino; 225yd/100g: Parchment, 1 skein (all sizes)

Molloy is now available as a Ravelry download!