Category Archives: children

PROJECT So Faded Pint Size

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So Faded Pint Size

I came across this gorgeous project by Prunus and I thought I’d share and show you how beautiful a couple of skeins of variegated yarn can look when they’re artfully blended together. This version is made with 2 colours of Manos Alergria (the colours they chose blend well together because they both contain grey and cream). This pattern is for children, but if you want an adult size go HERE.

Size

  • 12m (2, 4, 6) (8, 10, 12) years

Materials

  • Manos Alergria: 1(1, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins (1 in each of 2 or more colours) ON SALE TO SEPT 6!
  • 3.75 mm/US5 – 24”/ 60 cm circular needles
  • 3.75 mm/US5 double pointed needles (or alternative)
  • 3.25 mm/US3 – 24”/ 60 cm circular needles
  • 3.25 mm/US3 double pointed needles (or alternative)
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • Pattern

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NEW Floss & Rock Knitting Dolls

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Floss & Rock Knitting Dolls

Floss & Rock knitting dolls are a great way to keep kids busy and help them develop their fine motor skills. They also make great little gifts! Each doll comes in a pretty box with a mini knitting needle, 6 colours of yarn and instructions. Made of painted wood, ages 6+. Great for use with WorstedDK and Sport weight yarns.

Great yarns for use with knitting dolls:

 

 

NEW DMC ‘Top This’ Kids Hat Kits

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DMC “Top This” Hat Kits

Ok, so if you know me, you know that I like natural fibres. I’m not a snob, but I like the real thing. So if you are already familiar with the DMC ‘Top This’ kits, you’ll know it’s not really my ‘thing’. But as soon as my sales rep showed them to me I knew that a good number of you (especially those with little kids in your lives) would be TOTALLY into them. Each kit is a fun, whimsical yarn with a mixture of 3 continuous textures and colours and the most adorable coordinating stuffed animal character to top the knitted hat. The kit makes a baby or child size hat.

Kit includes

  • one ball of 3 continuous textures and colours (approx. 80 g, 78% acrylic / 22% nylon yarn)
  • one stuffed character hat topper
  • easy instructions for knitting and adding the topper

Kit DOES NOT INCLUDE 5.5mm/US9-16″ circular needles and 5.5mm/US9 double pointed needles

 

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Patterns & Projects for Top This! Kits

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NEW YARN ALERT: Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Print


Rialto DK Print is a fab new yarn from Debbie Bliss which we are sure you’ll love. It is made with soft, 100% Superwash Merino Wool – which means it’s great for everybody and everything, including kids, men, blankets, etc, even boot socks! It knits up in stripes that will wow everyone. Use Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in a contrasting colour for ribbing to make your stripes pop!
  • Available in 6 self-striping colourways
  • 50g/ 105m
  • 22 sts & 30 rows = 10cm/4″ on 4mm needles
  • Machine wash cool, lay flat to dry
  • $9.97 per ball




 

I know it’s hard to visualize how the yarn will knit up, so take a peek at the patterns from the Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Print Book drew up for this yarn HERE

Nutmeag made these Striped Baby Legwarmers (free pattern Legwarmies) with 1 ball of Rialto DK Print and 1 ball of contrasting yarn.  Or Try Hopscotch (another free pattern) for children’s sizes.




Make a Caramel cardie (free pattern) using Rialto DK Print alternated with a solid contrast colour of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK




I think it would make an amazing Chevron Baby Blanket (use 4mm needles and cast on 193sts for a blanket about 31″ wide) but keep in mind the striping will be much narrower. 




More modest striping options: use  Rialto DK Print alternated with a solid contrast colour of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK for pattern OhLaLa







Instant Gratification Holiday Gifts – Free Warm Hat

Many of the links posted here are from Ravelry.com, a free website for knitters and crocheters. If you don’t have your own account you can use ours: login: knitomatic2, password: knitomatic.

As always, you can find us at knitomatic.com.

Unbelievably Cute Baby (&Kid) Knits!

Sirdar also makes some unimaginably cute baby knits (actually, the pattern range from birth up to 7 years)!  Click on the links below the pictures to see the patterns inside. As always, you can find us at www.knitomatic.com.




Unbelieveably Cute Kids Knits!

Sirdar makes some Unbelieveably cute children`s patterns, which we thought you might enjoy! Patterns fit from size 2 to 13 years. Click on the links below the pictures to see the patterns inside.  As always, you can find us at www.knitomatic.com.