THE TIDDLER - JANE'S SCUBA BABY JUMPER
Introducing our new range of more advanced patterns for those of you who want a bit more of a challenge. Designed exclusively for The Knit Kit Company by highly regarded knitwear designers these patterns are a knitting step beyond the kits for those of you who want to try some more challenging knits!
Our first collaboration is with a wonderful woman from East Lothian - Jane Reay. She has extensive experience with designing time-less classics for kids. We know how much you love our baby kits so we wanted to give you something a little bit next level!
This is a gorgeous jumper, The Tiddler, with a simple colour-work detail in the main body and a sweet buttoned neck line (to help it get over those large baby heads with the minimal fuss!).
NEEDLE / ACCESSORY REQUIREMENTS
You will need 4mm needles
You will also need 3 small buttons (15mm)
YARN / SKILL REQUIREMENTS
To complete this pattern you should be comfortable with the following skills although the pattern does give you some basic explanation of these skills, this is classed as an intermediate level knit:
- Cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, yarn forward, k1b, p1b, PSSO
- Adding in a new colour
- Stranded colour-work
- Crossing yarn at the back to carry it along
- Following a chart
- Picking up stitches
This pattern has been made specifically for our very own Scuba Merino DK yarn. It is a lightweight DK and it's soft, warm and gorgeous and 100% British. Perfect for next to skin and it comes in the most gorgeous colours.
The pattern comes in 3 sizes - you will need the following:
Size 0 - 6 months - x 2 balls Scuba Merino in your main colour and x 1 ball Scuba Merino in your chosen contrast colour (total 3 balls)
Size 6 - 12 months - x 3 balls Scuba Merino in your main colour and x 1 ball Scuba Merino in your chosen contrast colour (total 4 balls)
Size 1 - 2 years - x 3 balls Scuba Merino in your main colour and x 1 balls Scuba Merino in your chosen contrast colour (total 4 balls)
BUY YOUR YARN NOW
*You may of course use any lightweight DK yarn for this pattern. Our chosen yarn is Scuba Merino which is a double knit yarn with a yardage of 131 yards (120 metres). Also, please note, actual colours may vary slightly according to dyelot and your screen!
MORE ABOUT JANE REAY - OUR DESIGNER!
Jane is a prolific designer of beautiful and fantastic childrens-wear and we wanted to work with her as she shares our love for the Big Blue and the Big Outdoors! We couldn't resist collaborating with her - pairing our Scuba Merino with her fish jumper pattern seemed like a match made in the Sea!
We love that Jane's designs use simple construction and beautiful colour-work to give you a beautiful, timeless and fun classic for your favourite kiddies!
Jane is a granny to five grandchildren living by the sea in Scotland. She's been knitting since she was 8 years old. She loves to design easy to knit, vintage and classic knits in natural fibres that babies and children can look gorgeous in.
You'll find all her other designs on Loveknitting so if you love this one then why not check her out over there too.
*The colour combo in our images is The Big Blue & Retro Yellow