I follow some amazing designers over on Twitter & Instagram. This is a fantastic day & age when you get to interact, often one on one, with people you admire. The other day while scrolling through beautiful photos, interesting words, I see a call for review of a new pattern set release.
And suddenly I turned in to Hermione Granger! My hand shot in the air, excited for the extra homework, I mean chance to review a new set of patterns from the minds at Knittin’ Little, whose adorable tots pop up on my feed regularly.
This collection of 7 knit patterns from seven designers, all for your wee ones, Knittin’ Little Summer 2016, covers the bases from sweet tiny accessory to full on pullover for a cool evening catching the last of the summer rays hitting the beach. And the cute is solid on both boys and girls, a tough mark to hit when knitting seems to be full of frills and ruffles for the feminine set and a lot of stockinette for the masculine. There’s even a shawl for mom!
This is the Coastal Local hat (newborn through kid, fingering weight) & the Horizon Pullover (sizes 2012, fingering weight). That whale motif has popped up in home goods, trucker hats, and even the jewelry I made earlier this summer. I am itching to cast on!
All of the patterns stick to lighter weight fingering or sport yarn, often in a cool summer cotton.
As the mother of two young girls, I could easily see my younger in a yellow version of the Little Joy (sizes 6 months – 12, sport weight) and my older in the Summer Sunset (sizes 0-3 months – 10 years, fingering weight). Both of these will be going on my ravelry queue.
The patterns in this collection are available on Ravelry for $5-$6 USD each or on the Knittin’ Little website. Because you can purchase them separately, I’d say if you have littles to knit for, have a look! These are so much fun and you’re likely to hit on one that is just right for you!