Thursday, November 14, 2013

Baby Zig Zag Pullover

I've completed another baby sweater pattern, called Zig Zag Pullover. I love the stitch pattern in this one. It looks complicated but is actually very easy to do because you can see the stitches easily. The zig zag seems to jump out at you. You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry or Craftsy by clicking on either link you see to the right of this blog.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Baby Princess Cardigan

My newest knitting pattern, Baby Princess Cardigan, knit in a sport weight yarn,  is now available on and This one was really a struggle. As I knit it, I kept changing my mind about how it should be. The first four sweaters, each one different from the others, are all different from the final ones! Several times I put the first few in time out and considered naming the pattern "The Sweater That Would Not Be Knit". LOL

So here is the final design:

My next design will be a worsted weight pullover with an all-over pattern. I've begun knitting it and so far this one is cooperating, thank goodness. :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Hooded Baby Jumpsuit

Today I published my newest knitting pattern on Ravelry and on Craftsy. It's called Hooded Jumpsuit.  It's one piece, is seamless, has raglan sleeves and is made with worsted weight yarn so it's suitable for cool weather. It's knit top-down from the ribbed neckband and the front buttoned bands go to within 1" of the crotch to make it easy to put on and take off your baby.

Stitches for the hood are picked up from the neckband and once the hood is knitted, stitches are grafted together at the top of the head so there are no seams.

The hood, body and legs are knit in stockinette stitch, while the sleeves are knit in a mock rib stitch to add texture and interest. The neckband, sleeve cuffs and leg cuffs are worked in ribbing.
I love the red lady bug buttons on the blue jumpsuit and the little car buttons on the brown jumpsuit. :)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Easy Baby Cable Pullover

A few weeks ago I was looking through my yarn stash and trying to decide what project to I felt like knitting. I really wanted to use the Knit Picks Brava worsted weight yarn in the Cornflower colorway. It's such a pretty aqua/blue color. Don't you agree? I couldn't decide on which pattern to use so I designed a new one
and called it Easy Baby Cable Pullover. If you'd like to purchase the pattern, it's for sale on Craftsy and Ravelry, clicking one of the links to the right, either My Designs on or My Designs on will lead you there.
Do you recognize Zeitel? My blog post of April 8th (can't believe I haven't posted since then, sigh) showed her with much lighter hair. I've given her a hair transplant since that last blog because her "old" hair was shedding terribly, all over my chocolate brown sofa, where she spends most of her time when she isn't modeling. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Zeitel's New Dress

Last month, when my daughter, Colleen, came to visit, along with her husband and 4 children, she brought me a doll that she knitted for me. She stuffed it so that the dimensions would be the same as an average sized newborn. This way I can use it as a model for my baby knitting designs. The doll is well made and is absolutely adorable. Colleen finished stuffing it while she was still on the plane on the way here.

She carried the doll in a tote bag which of course had to be put on the conveyor belt to go through security at the airports. At one of them, her husband (I think it was Abe who said it) said "Zeitel, don't forget the baby". For those who don't know, that's a line from the movie Fiddler on the Roof. So now, the doll has a name - Zeitel!

Colleen ran out of time so Zeitel was bald when I received her. A good friend of mine, Jennifer, gave me lovely yarn a week ago and I finally put hair on Zeitel's head.

I also have finally finished my latest knitting pattern - Zeitel's New Dress. The pattern is for sale on Ravelry and also on Craftsy.

Isn't Zeitel cute?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Esther's Choice

My friend, Esther, told me she was planning on knitting a sweater for someone who was expecting a first baby so I told Esther she could have any (or all) of my baby sweater patterns, if she liked. Her response was that she wanted the one I was currently creating. Of course. Well, at least that gave me an added incentive to finish the pattern. :)

The whole time I was knitting that design I had struggled with trying to decide on a name for the pattern. Now I had no further questions about it's name. It became Esther's Choice! Thanks, Es!

This sweater is knit top-down and has cable panels on either side of the front bands, down the center of each sleeve and on the sides of the body, under each arm. It also has a 2 stitch cable on each of the 4 raglan seams.
The sweater body is knit flat and the sleeves are knit in the round.