December 21 2012 – thisisknit
The shop's been echoing in the last few days to one sound: "Awww!". The cause, you won't be surprised to learn, has been this baby jacket, made recently by Lisa.
It's a present for a little baby called T, whose mother is herself a fantastic knitter (we've marvelled at her projects on these pages before). It's a free pattern on Ravelry called Snug
, and it knits up fast in plump squishy yarn (Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky
is perfect, and comes in lots of happy colours).
It's a terrific little knit - it's entirely made in soothing garter stitch, but it's kept interesting by an unusual sideways construction. It's almost entirely seamless, with that cosy hood grafted to avoid an uncomfortable seam against a little head. So if you're looking for something dotey that's also fun to knit, then you couldn't do better than Snug.
So welcome, baby T - the world is a better place now you're here!
A final note to say that we're open on December 22rd with our usual Saturday opening hours (10.30am - 5.30pm), and on Sunday 23rd from 1.00pm to 6.00pm. We'll reopen at noon Wednesday 2nd January, ready for a whole new year.