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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Interweave Holiday preview is up

...And it contains my first baby pattern.

Here is a picture from the magazine:

Isn't that baby adorable? I love how his wispy red hair coordinates with the cheerful colors of the cardigan.

And here it is on an equally adorable baby:

The model is my friends Hickory and Steven's new baby boy. I made this cardigan for him back in July in some more manly colors of Rowan Wool Cotton.

Wool cotton is one of my favorite yarns to knit with. It's soft and comfortable on the hands and it comes in a great array of colors.

The cardigan was a lot of fun to knit and design. I always love how satisfying baby knits are. The scarf is tubular and is a simple mosaic pattern. For ease of use, it's attached to the neck of the cardigan. The body of the cardigan is done in one piece to minimize uncomfortable seams for baby and the sleeves are done in the round up to the modified drop shoulder sleeve cap. You can have fun with the embroidery and buttons. For the embroidery, I chose simple circles in the scarf accent colors, but get creative if you want.

I love the attached scarf shape. When I get fixated on something, I can get a little obsessed. You'll see what I mean in a few weeks! :)

I definitely am backlogged on a few posts. I keep meaning to (and I will) write about the Riding to Avalon Hoodie, the Far Afield Vest, and Victoria.

And for those of you in the NYC area, I'll be giving a workshop at Knitty City focusing on my designs. More information can be found on their class page. It starts Oct 23 and runs every other Thursday 3 times from 6 to 8 pm. This is my first time teaching a knitting class (though I've taught physics recitation sections to undergrads when I was a grad student) and the format will be mini lessons on techniques used in my patterns, driven of course by request.


Blogger badmomgoodmom said...

I've taught tie-dyeing and Quantum Mechanics, not to the same people.

Those babies are adorable. Must be the sweater.

3:51 PM  
Blogger jillian said...

Oh my goodness, the cuteness! It is an adorable pattern, the attached scarf adds originality and zing!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Kitten said...

Cute! I actually think it looks cuter in your photo, but that might be the baby's plump cheeks which make me think that.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Gudrun Johnston said...

Very cute Connie! Nice to see you on the old blog again!

12:04 AM  
Blogger Veronique said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see exactly what you mean ;)
The classes at Knitty City sound like a great fan club!

5:00 AM  
Blogger Mary Jane said...

Sweet! You'll have such fun teaching, with very lucky students

5:50 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Congratulations again! So cute. I'll be interested in hearing how your class goes-- I think I would be nervous in your shoes!

8:39 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

congrats connie! such a cute pattern! i can see it will work on both boys and girls equally well :)

2:38 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I love this. Am going to make it for Milo. Soon

7:55 AM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

So cute Connie! And I'm sorry I didn't ask about the class (just trying to catch up) hope it went well, I'm sure it did.

6:25 PM  

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