I don’t know about you, but I have been drooling over the Coastal Knits patterns. Both, Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig are two of the most popular knitting pattern designers around. And if you are on Ravelry, there is no way you haven’t already stumbled, liked or ‘favourited’ one of their patterns.
Hannah’s light and breezy cardigans and Alana’s cowls, Berets and shawls are everywhere, knitted up in all the most popular yarns. And when they published Coastal Knits earlier in the year, you could almost hear the in-breath taken by the knitting community around the world…..(ok, so I am being a bit dramatic?).
But seriously, I have sold so many skeins of Fibre Company Organik in Arctic Tundra for the stunning Rocky Coast Cardigan. There are at least 5 of these delicious cardis being knitted up in Australia.
And since the patterns have been so popular, these clever ladies have decided to publish kids versions of their popular cardigans. And I cannot deny being ever so excited about it. For once, I love knitting for my girl. But also because I prefer knitting smaller things. Big size garments just scare me and I love knitting several projects at once.
I have all four kids patterns coming in soon. They are beautifully presented and clearly written. I can’t decide which one to knit first, but this Water’s Edge Cardi is a favourite. In the picture, it s knitted in the Fibre Company’s beautiful Canopy Worsted. A superbly soft yarn with 50% Alpaca, making is soft and warm, perfect for Spring.
Wee Wildflower is another sweet Cardigan, perfectly suited for the soft Madelinetosh Pashmina. We have a great selection of colours coming in soon, so it will be exiting to see how many different cardigans will pop up in it.
Little Oak is shown as a baby cardi, but the great thing about these patterns is the range of sizes available. It is rare for pattern to go from baby up to sizes 14. It is fantastic to be able to get great patterns for the fussier age group, don’t you think? You can knit this lovely cardi in our brand new Skein Himalaya. A super soft Merino/Cashmere DK, ideal for a baby garment like this.
Which one is your favourite? Do you like knitting for little people?
Wishing you all a wonderful mid-week.