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I really enjoy sharing my passion for maintaining excellence, quality, beauty and joy in the process and practice of fiber art. I want to honor the human skills involved, keep them from becoming a ...
I really enjoy sharing my passion for maintaining excellence, quality, beauty and joy in the process and practice of fiber art. I want to honor the human skills involved, keep them from becoming a dying art and acknowledge the rich heritage, the diversity and multicultural history of handcrafted textiles.
I try to stay mindful when sourcing my materials, thoughtfully choosing sustainable, natural and renewable resources...................
I love the notion of slowing down in order to have quality rather than quantity in life. The idea is that fashion should be less dependent on rapidly changing trends and colors (fast money for the rich) and more about quality, sustainability, and thoughtfulness in design and materials. The things we create we should make with care and there should be an expectation that they will have meaning to us. Herein lies great Joy in the creative process. ........................
I work in my studio in our Century Farmhouse on the northern (Canadian) shore of Lake Ontario in the small island farming community of Prince Edward County.
I have been knitting, spinning, sewing and quilting as well as hand painting yarns and fabrics for these crafts for many many years.
You can find more of my Custom Handspun Yarns, Handknit Luxury Garments and Original Design Knitting Patterns or just hang out with me here.
NancyMunroe on Ravelry..................
Downloadable knitting pattern to make the original design Eastport Alpaca baby pullover .
This little sweater, in 4 sizes to fit baby from Newborn to 18 months, is knit in the round to the armhole shaping where the front and back are divided and worked separately.
The sleeves are also knit separately with a shaped cap then set-in for a fitted, more dressy look.
The Eastport Alpaca, either factory or Hand Spun, makes it extra luxurious and oh, so soft but you can use any soft natural fiber yarn that gives you the correct gauge.
As with all of my patterns I've chosen a yarn in a very common gauge so that your yarn substitutions will be easy to make.
Be sure to choose a very soft and luxurious natural fiber yarn. The simple design will make your luxury yarn "sing". It is especially lovely in handspun yarn which can be purchased at my web site or my Etsy store. Just mention the pattern and I'll spin it with this design in mind.
The design is classic and timeless, simple and elegant, always in fashion and perfect for heirloom knitting.
I wanted a simple but classy design for a little boy. The shaped armhole gives it a dressier, more fitted look. Of course, this would also look beautiful on a baby girl if knit in a complimentary colour.
A trio of buttons on the shoulder adds style and makes for easier dressing.
BONUS section: Fully Illustrated 3 needle bind off tutorial
I hope that you enjoy knitting this pattern and using the finished garment as you please. Please feel free to wear, gift or sell the garments you knit using this pattern. I would really appreciate being acknowledged as the designer.
20 sts and 32 rows per 4 inches (10 cm) in pattern stitch