Friday, April 27, 2012

Designing a Jumper.

 I'm embarking on a new stage in my creative life - designing a baby's jumper. I always have such a strong vision for how the boys' jumpers should look (they really don't care - their favourite kind of clothing is made from flannel and begins with p-y-j) and it then takes 70 years of research to match up a pattern. The baby jumper is not for them - but it is a good exercise to begin with... also very quick.
 I want this jumper to have the neckline of a singlet - I've always had a bit of a thing for this look. The stripes of course are a family favourite but it's also been a great way of row counting.

 The next step in the process was getting Baby Evelyn to model the unsewn version. I aimed for the sizing to be 3-6 months and it seems to be spot on. Still a little roomy but with not much to spare (she is 5 months).
 It's much easier to have someone help by pinning the helpless baby down.
 Otherwise this happens which of course is an unmitigated disaster.
And finally I have her knitted pants finished in time for Winter. She is very cuddly when she wears them. Mind you, she is cuddly in other clothes too.
Lots and lots of love,
Kate xxooxxooxx.


  1. The jumper is looking fabulous. And I LOVE those little trousers. Well Done!

  2. Just fantastic - love the colours and the neckline idea!
    Great minds must think alike.... I am planning to embark on a similar challenge.... starting small :)

  3. Oh My Word.......Stunning is what springs to mind! Awe inspiring too. I'm learning to knit and can just about manage a knit one purl one! I long to be able to have magic fingers like you!

    Have a beautiful day!

    Vanessa xxx

  4. I love stripes, too!!!
    xxx Alessandra

  5. Well done - its a lovely jumper and you must be proud to have designed it yourself. I love the picture of the baby kicking - you can see how fast her little legs are going! Lily. xxx

  6. You clever lady designing a baby's jumper. Your model is oh so cute!
    Anne xx

  7. good neckline idea!
    i also love to knit stripes!

  8. That's a beautiful jumper and a beautiful baby

  9. I love the neckline and the stripes. Must be fun designing your own pattern. Cx

  10. Great jumper, hope you're going to be publishing the design? Love her little woolly trousers! They're very stylish.

  11. simply gorgeous ...

    happy knitting!
    Barbara x

  12. Supercute! Horray for stripes! :) Love the neckline too!

  13. Love the stripes and the neckline. Ultra cute!


  14. Just absurd - adulation the colours and the neckline idea!

    Great minds have to anticipate alike.... I am planning to commence on a agnate challenge.... starting baby

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