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Rowan Studio 30 contains 10 knitting patterns for children, designed by Sarah Hatton. Folk influences were to be found for both adult and child’s wear this season and Rowan Studio 30 offers a capsule wardrobe of knits for every little fashionista! From a cosy ‘grandad’ cardigan for boys to a pretty cape for girls, hopefully this collection will have everyone wishing they were young again!
Patterns are knit in DK yarn. Visit our main website to pick up your copy for just £5.95.
Rowan Summer Baby is a beautiful brochure full of fun and colourful knits for little girls and boys. Featuring designs by the Rowan design team in their favourite cotton yarns, this lovely pattern books is sure to be a hit with parents and grandparents alike.
Designs range from pretty floral dresses and party dress cardigans to graphic animal stripes and star patterns for the boys.
If you’re looking for some bright and cheerful yarn to knit something for the young people in your life, then take a look at Sirdar’s new Snuggly Smiley Stripes DK yarn. Everyone who’s been in to the shop recently and seen it, has smiled and commented on how fun it is.
Available in 8 zingy self-striping shades, it’s a soft blend of 20% merino wool and 80% bamboo. More importantly, it is meant to be machine washable.
There’s a pattern book to go with it called Hearts & Stripes containing 18 knitting patterns for children aged 0 -7. Here are some of the patterns inside:
We came across this pretty sewing pattern for a baby dress which is free to download from the designer’s blog:
There’s a tiny baby version and a toddler version. The dress ties at the shoulders and is easiest to get on over the legs (as opposed to over the head). No zippers or buttonholes, so it’s easy and fast to make.
One of the new yarns we are now stocking is Rico’s Kids Classic Aran. It’s cheaper than Rico’s Soft Merino Aran as this yarn is a mix of acrylic and polyamide. However it does feel just as soft and if you’re knitting for children then you’ll be glad of something a bit more hardwearing as well as something you can throw in the washing machine.
There’s a really nice pattern book to go with it too called Rico Kids Book 1 which contains 20 patterns for children aged 4-16. At just £3.95 it’s a bit of a bargain in my opinion. Pictures of the patterns contain in Rico Kids are on the website.