Introducing The Eleanor Romper

After a long drought, I have finally released a new pattern, the Eleanor Romper! This was my first pattern through the Knit Picks Independent Designer Partnership program, and hopefully the first of many. I really enjoyed working with them, and their yarn.

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The Eleanor Romper is a darling little one-piece outfit for babies. Worked with a seamless top-down raglan construction, the romper features a simple but elegant cable pattern running down the sleeves as well as the sides, all the way down to the ankles. 

neckline raglan and cables

cables and feet

The design is suitable for boys or girls so it can be a gender-neutral baby gift or made more masculine or feminine with color and button choice. This is the kind of garment that will be cherished by parents and passed down through generations.

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I would like to give a huge Thank You! to Ryan and Vanessa Barr for letting me photograph their adorable little girl!

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Also, to Eleanor Dixon for another wonderful job with Technical Editing.

You can download the pattern, and even buy the yarn at the same time, at Knit Picks website.

They Are Just That Cute

I just finished up my first commissioned project, another pair of Spring Breath Booties. I had a friend request a pair after seeing my post about The Cutest Booties Evar. She wanted a very stylish colour combo, chocolate brown with an ivory trim and pink buttons. I bought some Cobasi at The Loop, and though I really liked working with it, the booties were more like socks with such fine yarn. The Cobasi has now implanted itself in my mind and is destined to become a new design for toddler socks. I went to my other local yarn store, Make One Yarn Studios, where I found Diamond Luxury Collection DK Superwash in just the right  colours. Three days later, voila! We have another pair of adorable baby booties ready to be applied to adorable baby feet!

Cutest. Booties. Evar.

I’ve made three pair of Julia Noskova’s Spring Breath Booties now, and I’m sure there will be more in the future. The booties are absolutely adorable without being overly cutesy and they stay on really well. You should hear the oooohs and aaaaahs when a pair of these puppies gets opened at a baby shower! And the best thing of all was that the edging forced me to finally learn how to crochet a little bit.

Here they are on handsome Mr. Quinn.