|Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby|
Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When ...
Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When I Grow Up line is for those of us who are not tots, featuring a modern classic style. Kate also strives to add specifically to the growing body of knits for boys as she has three of her own! You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online. She also does freelance work for a variety of publications.
In her non-knitting life, Kate has just finished up a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in South Carolina, which includes husband Ryan, Jesse, Charlie & Oliver (3 very handsome Tot Topper's models) and beloved dogs Cooper and Lou. You might also see the Oates' clan at a Clemson football game. Go Tigers!
This set started with bloomer-inspired overalls and ended with a dress! Whether you're knitting for a boy, girl, or one of each, the cute simplicity of these designs will complement. Both pieces are worked bib first and top-down. Stitches are cast on for the waist and pieces are then worked in the round. Bloomeralls are finished one leg at a time, in the round, and dress is bound off at the bottom of the skirt. Each strap is knit horizontally and seamed. Work in two colors or three or more! Dress shown in size 2; bloomeralls shown in size 12 months.
18 sts and 26 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles; 24 sts and 26 rows per 4 inches in Uneven Rib