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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!
Every tot needs their own double breasted jacket, yes? This striped duffle style sweater is worked top down all in one piece. There is no seaming and the hood is worked bottom-up from the collar. The stripes are worked intarsia and this is a great first-intarsia project since there is no chart to follow. Consider adding extra length to the sleeves and bottom of the jacket to make the fit last through an extra winter. Try contrasting color buttons to really make it pop! Shown in 0-6 months.
14 sts and 20 rows per 4 inches in stockinette