Monday, December 28, 2015

New Pattern: Locksley

At the beginning of this month (oopsie, where has the time gone?), the Winter 2015 collection from Knittin' Little debuted. If you're unfamiliar, Knittin' Little is a gorgeous newish website devoted to children's patterns, curated by my invisible internet friend Andrea Sanchez. I was lucky enough to have a pattern accepted for this collection, and I LOVE the way it turned out!

This is Locksley, a stranded pullover with vintage-ski-sweater elements.

How cute is this little kid in this sweater? I just want to snuggle him and then make him some cocoa.

Locksley is knitted from the bottom up in the round with classic drop shoulders. It's got a great big shawl collar for style and warmth. The yarn I used in the sample is Knit Picks Swish Worsted- I sort of feel like I've been knitting my life out of this yarn lately, but that's ok, because it really is great. It's super soft, knits up well, and comes in lots of great colors. 

My idea for this pattern started with the arrows. I knew for certain that I wanted to knit a stranded colorwork pattern, and that it simply must have arrows. Mission accomplished. I love these arrows, and it would be awesome to design some other pieces with them, but time blah blah blah. Add it to the never-ending list. 

This sweater is sized from 6 months up to 12 years. I intended it for little boys, but who am I to force your kids into gender roles? 

6 mo. (12 mo., 18 mo., 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
Finished Chest Measurement: 17.5 (19, 20.25, 21.75, 23.25, 24.75, 26.25, 27.75, 30.5)”

Knit Picks Swish Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110yds/50g: 
MC: Dove Heather, 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7) skeins 
CC1: Delft Heather 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins 
CC2: Copper Heather 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins

Skills needed: 
Stranded colorwork in the round, reading charts, decreasing within charts, three-needle bind-off, picking up stitches.

Get the pattern for $6 here or here!

1 comment:

  1. I think this would be great for men as well! Your model is just a little cutie.