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Well, it took me several years to write down this baby sweater knitting pattern after knitting it for several children and grandchildren. It’s a classic Icelandic design pullover sweater, but with an easy-on rolled neckline for babies and toddler girls and boys. The style is boxy and the sleeves are hemmed, allowing for more than one season of wear. IMG_0497

The colorwork is really simple and doesn’t use but two colors stranded at any one time. I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca 50/50 Peruvian wool and alpaca. The alpaca provides the softness and the wool provides the body. It’s a beautiful worsted yarn, worked on a US 8 (5mm) circular needle for the most part.

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With its generous boxy shape and neat little hems, it will suit for more than one season. The design allows for sleeves to be turned up the first year and down the next season of wear. Finished measurements unblocked are Chest: 24 in (61.5 cm), Length from nape to hem: 16 in (41 cm), Sleeves from underarm: 10 in (26 cm). So would definitely fit 12 to 24 months and with washing, even longer.

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A baby jumper with classic design, which can be passed down through generations, no matter the flavor. Unisex in every way.

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The “Snowy Day” knitting pattern pdf is four pages with photos and charts. You can purchase it now at 50% off, no coupon needed, through Feb, 2018. It’s a toddler sweater pattern you will use over and over again for baby gifts. Thanks for reading and happy knitting!

IMG_0513All photos are the sole property of knitnscribble, Sharon Watterson, designer, copyright 2018. Please do not use without permission. Pattern is written for personal use only and is the intellectual property of the designer.

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Posted yesterday on Ravelry, Spirit, a new hat knitting pattern, probably the most comfortable winter hat I have ever worn. Cabled around the ears for warmth and coziness, roomy in the crown. Use stranded colorwork to highlight interesting stitch patterns, or work entirely in monotone colorway…ever how the spirit moves you.

These hats pictured here are all knit with variegated and solid Malabrigo worsted Merino yarns.

Finished size is approximately 18-20 inches (46-51.5cm). Spirit will fit older children, teens, and adults. Sources for faux and genuine fur pom poms included with the six page photo tutorial pdf. Hope you will enjoy knitting Spirit. I certainly enjoyed designing this hat pattern.black monotone spirit cable hat

Katerina Bobkova’s new shawl pattern is proving very popular this spring. The free pattern requires only three colorways of yarn, or you can knit it in a solid color. This shawl pattern is perfect for beginners or veteran knitting alike.

magic spring shawl patternThe hardest part in planning a multi-colored shawl is choosing pleasing yarn colorways. I was able to find five skeins of Manos del Uruguay “Serena” on Etsy at a savings of $30, so I’m using the “bosenberry” colorway and two other yarns from my stash for the Magic Spring Shawl. For more information about shawl knitting and even more interesting free patterns, please click here.

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Photo courtesy of Rowan Yarns

A few years ago knitnscribble wrote about Rowan’s free knitting pattern ‘online only’ offerings for teen pullover sweaters by Sarah Hatton.  Since then, the links have been removed by Rowan, because their KidSilk yarn has been discontinued. Still looking for the unisex sweater jumper pattern called ‘Bria’? …a  good answer for everyday casual wear for ‘tweens,  depending on the yarn used, can be appropriate for girls or boys.

A reader from New Zealand brought the dead links to my attention and with a few emails was able to get the sweater pattern from Rowan. Kindly sent and now posted here. Please download it and print it out for future use.

Knit with US 8 (5 mm) and 10 (6 mm) needles, it should be easily finished in no time and also a good beginner sweater pattern.  Sized to fit ages 10 to 16:  S, M, and  L.

Bria sweater pattern by Sarah Hatton from Rowan.

copyright Sharon Watterson

I was about to put my sweater on this morning, the “Levenwick” cardigan knitting pattern, a top-down raglan design by Gudrun Johnston, mentioned way back in September, when I remembered that I hadn’t written about its finish. Christmas came in between Levenwick and a whole bunch of other knitting, so it was side-tracked for quite a while, but finally finished in early February, and I wear it all the time. (Here, it looks a little lop-sided, March’s wind is blowing this morning.)  Read on…. (more…)

It’s a new year, and for me, it has meant, thankfully, new followers here on WordPress, many thank you’s. Also, I’m  returning to some enjoyable knitting projects of long ago when knitting for our children as teenagers and young adults and just finished this Fair Isle pullover or jumper. It’s a free pattern and was the sweater Scarlett Johansson wore in the film, “We Bought a Zoo” with Matt Damon.

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Sharon Watterson

Fair Isle design gets a once every 20-year push and is all the craze again this year as it was in the 60’s and 80’s.  (more…)

I have spent this week writing about new styles and new patterns for Fall Fashion 2011. Find out what’s new, get free patterns for big yarn, and oh, so stylish easy floofy or straight knitted skirt patterns for little or big girls and women. Lace is big, but so are slouchy chic sweaters knit with bulky weight yarn. New scarf patterns, as well as shawls and shrugs and jackets to knit or crochet up to size 3X.

Enjoy these free pattern links, all with pictures:

Slouchy chic pullover patterns

Knitted skirt patterns

Jackets and shrugs to knit and crochet with big yarn

Fall Fashion 2011: Vogue Knitting

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