5.07.2012

Wee Wildflower



I am happy to tell you that the third pattern in our new Coastal Kids collection is now available!


Meet Wee Wildflower. The pint sized version of my original 


The delicate details of this cardigan lend itself to a little girls size so well.
I love how this little sweater looks on my daughter. 
It's lightweight and soft and just so perfect for a little springtime layer.



Here is the pattern information:

SIZE
6 months (12 months, 18 months, 2, 4)[6, 8, 10, 12, 14]
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest circumference (closed): 20 (20.75, 21.75, 23.5, 25.25)[26.75, 28.5, 30.25, 32, 33.75]” / 51 (53, 55, 59.5, 64)[68, 72.5, 77, 81.5, 85.5] cm
Body Length: 10.5 (11.25, 12, 12.75, 14.25)[15.5, 18, 20, 21.5, 22.5]” / 26.5 (28.5, 30.5, 32.5, 36)[39.5, 45.5, 51, 54.5, 57] cm
Shown in size 4; To be worn with 1-2” /  2.5-5cm positive ease.
MATERIALS
2 (2, 2, 2, 2)[3, 3, 4, 4, 5] skeins Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% Merino Wool, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 360 yd / 329m per 3 ½ oz / 100g) in Mulled Wine OR 400 (450, 500, 575, 700)[800, 975, 1150, 1325, 1450] yds / 375 (425, 475, 525, 625)[725, 900, 1050, 1200, 1325] m of a sport weight wool blend such as Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight or Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.
US3 / 3.25mm 24” / 60 cm circular needle
US2 / 2.75mm 32” / 80 cm circular needle
US1 / 2.25mm  32” / 80 cm circular needle
  
2 stitch holders, stitch markers (m), cable needle (cn), 2 (2, 2, 2, 2)[2, 3, 3, 3, 3] buttons 5/8” / 1.5 mm diameter, tapestry needle, sewing needle and matching thread
GAUGE
28 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st on size US3 / 3.25mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.




In these photos, my Dad took us kite flying at the wildflower meadows on Shell Creek Rd. 
This is the same inspiration spot highlighted in Coastal Knits for the original Wildflower Cardigan.




So. Much. Fun.


I hope that you and your little one enjoy Wee Wildflower as much as we have!



Purchase the pdf below or look for the pattern in print at your local yarn shop.




Also be sure to check Hannah's blog on May 11th for the release of the final pattern in our collection...



12 comments:

tikki said...

This is beautiful, Alana!
Gorgeous photos

Maria said...

Oh my god, Alana! I love Coastal knits and I must say I love Coastal Kids even more!! I just wish I had a little kid to knit for! I will by the book anyway and save it for the future. Keep up your fabulous work!

Charlotte Kaae said...

It is so sweet,

Lori said...

Sooooo beautiful! And I mean both the model AND the sweater! I have a two-year-old granddaughter, and I now think she needs one of these. It's just gorgeous!

Evelyn said...

This is such a perfect design for a child's cardigan! I love the color you chose to highlight the design as well. Beautiful work, Alana!

Poethead said...

I love this design. I couldn't wait for it to be released.

When is the book available? I want it!

I love the picture of your little girl, looking up at the kite, with the wind blowing her hair in her face. That is adorable!

JelliDonut said...

Adorable!

Irisha said...

Love, love, love it! I am in line for purchase!
Rav - iris68

Chelsea Slaven-Davis said...

I love all the sweet details on this -- and the way the fabric is knit, it looks like it has a good heft to it? +Chelsea

agujasblog said...

Pretty cardigan and great pics! Looks like she is having a blast!

Mikal Mast said...

Oh my goodness, can I just say that is the cutest cardigan ever?! You aren't likely to size that up by any chance?

Mikal Mast said...

That is the cutest sweater ever! You don't by any chance have plans to size it up?