Posted on | February 6, 2012 | 7 Comments
I’m really excited about finally releasing the wee Austin Hoodie, the baby and child sized companion to the adult Austin I released a year and a half ago. I knit the 6 month size (in Tart) as a gift for a friend’s new baby and then knit it again in the larger 9 month size (in Cousteau) for Olivia. It’s my daughter’s first time modeling for me and I think she did a great job. She managed to not melt down too much while her crazy mom took a ton of photos — although the not-seen-in-the-photos baby wranglers (i.e. my patient fiber husband) may have had something to do with that!
This hoodie is knit at a slightly tighter gauge than its adult counterpart for hardier wear and has an explicit button band (instructions are included for both girls and boys) for practicality. As always with baby and children’s clothing, please do measure the intended recipient to ensure an accurate fit. Babies and children’s bodies vary so much as I’m discovering with Olivia’s commercial clothing. Stuff she’s wearing right now ranges from 6 months to 12 months. I think she even has a pair of pants in the current rotation that’s labeled 18 months! It’s kind of crazy.
To celebrate the beginning of what I hope will be a new line of baby and children’s designs, I’m offering a 20% discount on this pattern for the first 2 weeks of its release. The promotion is good through Monday, February 20th. The wee Austin is the inaugural piece in my Piccoli Tesori line. Piccoli Tesori means little treasures in Italian and tesoro is also a term of endearment. I have more knits in the works for Piccoli Tesori and a new logo for it drawn by my brother, so stay tuned! I hope you’ll want to make my knits for the tesori in your life.
Click button to buy ($5.00 $4.00):
Finished Size: 19½ (21½, 23¼, 24¾, 26½, 28)” to fit 6m (9m, 12m, 2y, 4y, 6y) with a suggested ease of 2 to 4”. Sample measures 19½”.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% superwash merino wool; 420 yards, 100 grams): Tart, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.
Needles: Size 5 and Size 4 32” circular needles.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; spare US 5 needle for 3-needle BO; buttons — 6 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8); tapestry needle; sewing needle and matching thread.
Gauge: 25 sts and 34 rows = 4” in St st with larger needles. 26½ sts and 34 rows = 4″ in 1×3 rib with larger needles. 25 sts and 38 rows in Double Woven st with smaller needles and two strands of yarn.