When we released the KW: Baby Collection a few years ago, the intent was to create a book of classic designs that would have longevity over time. As the years have gone by, we have received requests for some of the patterns as individual PDFs. Coming up to the 3rd year after the release, the time seemed right to make them available to you!
The body and sleeves of Colette are knit in the round and then joined for the raglan yoke. The yoke is worked back and forth for the last few inches to accommodate the larger heads of babies and toddlers. When joining the body and sleeves you may find it helpful to place a contrasting color marker to differentiate the beg of round from the raglan decrease markers.
DESIGNER: Kate Gagnon Osborn
YARN: The Fibre Co. Road to China Light (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere; 159 yds/50 gm skein): grey pearl (MC), 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins, rhodolite (CC), 1 (1, 1, 2) skein(s).
GAUGE: 26 sts + 33 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in patt on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 - 16” (40 cm) US 2 (3 mm) circular. 1 - set US 2 (3 mm) dpns. 1 - 16” (40 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular. 1 - 24” (60 mm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular. 1 - set US 3 (3.25 mm) dpns.
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers, stitch holder, 1.5” button.
SIZE: NB-6 (6-12, 12-18, 18-24) months.
SKILLS: Colorwork in the round, increasing, decreasing.
This adorable diaper cover is the perfect accessory for your little one. Using short rows to create a gusset, this well fitting diaper cover will be something you'll want to knit again and again.
YARN: The Fibre Co. Organik (70% organic merino, 15% baby alpaca, 15% silk; 98 yds/ 50 gm skein): aquatic forest, 1 skein or cumulus, 1 skein.
GAUGE: 17 sts + 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 pair US 6 (4 mm) straights. 1 pair US 7 (4.5 mm) straights.
NOTIONS: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, 2 - 3/4” buttons.
SIZE: To fit NB-6 (6-12) months.
SKILLS: Knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, short rows.
The body of Beatrix is worked flat in one piece beginning at the back hem. Stitches are then held for the neck and the left and right fronts are worked separately. A mitred border and collar is worked on the fronts, sleeves are then worked flat and seamed.
DESIGNER: Courtney Kelley
YARN: The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yds/50 gm skein): sand (MC), 2 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins, summersweet (CC), 1 skein.
GAUGE: 24 sts + 48 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 - 24” (60 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular. 1 - pair US 3 (3.25 mm) straights.
NOTIONS: 1 - 1” button, darning needle, 4 stitch markers.
SIZE: NB-6 mos (6-12 mos, 12-18 mos, 2T, 3T, 4T).
SKILLS: Knitting, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches.
We hope you enjoy this new way of accessing these adorable, timeless, and practical designs!