March 01 2016 – Holly
Is there anything more endearing than a cute little baby sweater? We don't think so! The Wee Envelope pullover, by the always amazing Ysolda Teague, is just one of many new baby samples we have in the shop. Knit up in the super soft Baby Cashmerino by Debbie Bliss, in complementary solid and Tonal shades - which we are excited to have new in the shop for Spring - our sample features the Baby Cashmerino Tonals colourway 01 Storm, and the solid colour 207 Indigo. Only one ball of each was used to make the smallest 0-3 month size. The construction has some clever details, for both form and function, which is a trademark for Ysolda's patterns, so you can expect it to be a fun and easy knit. The simple garter yoke and stockinette body make this an easy and unisex knit, with button details at the shoulders, which are both stylish and useful. The construction is clever, with the garter yoke knitted as one piece, from sleeve cuff to sleeve cuff. Stitches are then picked up to work the stockinette body, finishing with a garter hem. Leaving you with no seams and very little finishing, which is always welcome news to knitters! This is a project you could easily knit in a day, or over a weekend, which is great for gifting, or when your due date is quickly approaching. The two-piece construction gives you the perfect opportunity to use two different colours, perhaps trying out a variegated colourway with a complimentary solid, for a fun pop of colour. With such a simple yet versatile pattern, it's easy to knit up a few sweaters, each with their own unique detail. The Cashmerino tonals come in a range of lovely Spring inspired colours, and all can easily be paired with their solid counterpart. The merino cashmere blend is oh-so-soft yet easy to care for, being machine washable, which makes for the perfect combo and ideal for baby knits. Have you worked with Baby Cashermino recently? What's your favourite pattern from Ysolda?