Bright Little Baby Knits

imageThis past winter, a sweet little pile of knits helped keep me warm as I worked on them each night after my kids were asleep. The end result, 3 cardigans, a stripey blanket and a bonnet, patterns in sizes newborn to 4t. I designed all of them for Manos del Uruguay yarns, in 4 different weights of their superwash yarns!

Meet Trucha

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Habanero

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Pimiento

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Espinaca

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Click on the names to be directed to the Ravelry pages, where each one can be purchased.

[amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] has officially started shipping out from Amazon! I am so excited for everyone to see it. I’ll share more about the patterns here soon!

 

Wool, baby.

I’ve been anxiously awaiting this day, so that I can share one of the many things that has kept me busy this year. Meet Wool Baby, my 4 piece baby collection, for Quince and Co. I love it so much, and had so much fun choosing from all of Quince’s beautiful colors. One blanket, 2 cardigans, and a sweet little bonnet are included in this ebook for $12. Sized birth-24 months. You can purchase them here. See the patterns Mae, Arlo, Elmer, and Aziza on Ravelry here. I hope that you like them!

I have 2 sick kiddos and a bunch of deadlines looming, but I’ll be back later this week with more to share, including a simple recipe that my family is crazy about.

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Lu Leaf Hat (sized baby-adult)

DSC_0942DSC_0961DSC_0971My oldest daughter is starting preschool very soon, and she’s been asking me to knit her some new things. The program has a big outdoor component, so I let that be the inspiration for my design. 3-year-olds can have some very strong opinions about clothing, so it was a huge relief when she declared it “not itching” and then begged to wear it on an 80 degree day. Color this mama relieved!

I wrote this in 4 sizes, from baby-adult, since I was sure I’d want to knit one for myself and my younger daughter. The yarn is Trusty, from the Plucky Knitter, in the gorgeous “Old Copper” (I am a sucker for any green-y blues. Or, is it blue-y greens?).

So, here is the Lu Leaf Hat. The pattern is 50% off through August (there’s no code required. the discount will come off automatically at checkout). You can see/purchase it here.

summer pattern giveaway!

Welcome to my new digs!

It’s been a busy summer with lots of new designs in the works. Cecily and I also have a 3rd book coming out in 2016! These days, my girls, now ages 15 months and 3 years, are always keeping me busy. I still sneak a few stitches here and there. But, we do other things, too.

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To celebrate my return to blogging here, I’m having a little giveaway. 1 person will win a single-use coupon code worth $30 to my pattern store, and 2 people will win single-use $10 codes. To enter, just leave a comment and tell me about something that you’ve been up to this summer. I’ll use a random number generator to choose the winners on July 28th and post them here. Please share this post, if you can!

Also, you can still use the code BLOG at checkout in my pattern store for 30% off my self-published patterns this month.

Happy knitting,

Melissa

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