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 short-sleeved boyfriend cardigan is a classic for girls of any age. It's simple to knit, worked seamlessly from the bottom-up. Sarabeth looks great worn open, or buttoned closed and topped off with a belt. Experiment with lighter weight yarns worked at gauge for a looser fabric. Project is great for beginners. Shown in size 10 in solid, and size 2 with colorblock stripes. Take a look at the Adult version (sold separately) with finished chest up to 51." Pattern now includes instructions for Rainbow Version as well.
20 sts and 28 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles