Mary Triplett’s latest design was something of a personal challenge. She often sews teddy bears for people, but this time she wanted to see if she could knit a teddy bear on a blanket using a variety of stitches. “I even had to invent some new stitches because I couldn’t find a stitch that worked just right.” Read more
Posts tagged ‘knits for kids’
When Gail Pfeifle couldn’t find any cute knits for kids, she decided to design her own. Nearly a decade later, she’s come up with dozens of patterns, mostly sweaters, mixing bright colorwork with playful charted designs. Read more
Amy Grace is always trying to think up cute and practical knits for kids. And she says yarn is one of the most important considerations. “If it’s ‘too itchy’ they will not wear it.”
Eileen Vito’s first knitting project went to the dogs. I mean that literally, of course. She knit sweaters for her two dogs. Unfortunately, both dogs gained weight and the sweaters got too tight. Eileen says she’s pretty sure this is just a coincidence and not a reflection of their feelings about her knitting! Either way, she was hooked on her new hobby. As she puts it, “Once I started, there was no looking back.” Read more
When I was a little girl, I would have loved to have a knitted sweater coat like the ones Jessie Rayot made for her four-year-old twins. Okay, if I’m being totally honest I still want one as an adult! With beautiful colored panels, a full skirt for spinning and an adorable elfin hood, Rayot’s Kat Coat may look as though it’s straight out of a fairy tale. But she openly admits her inspiration came from the upcycled sweater coats featured on Katwise.com. Read more
I love when designers share their knitting inspiration. If you’re like me, you’ll want to check out tomorrow’s KnitBits.