February 16, 2021 4 min read
It's finally here! Today we have released our Kids Collection into the world, and we couldn't be more excited to be sharing it with you!
The Kids Collection includes eight modern designs for little ones, from newborns up to six years old. For this collection, we wanted to create that patterns are both engaging and relaxing. Enjoyable projects that have you wanting to knit just one more row, but aren't so complicated that you can pick them up and put them down whenever you have time for a little knitting.
The Kids Collection also marks the first time we are trying out a new format for our digital publications. As usual, you can purchase the entire collection as an E-book, which includes a little introduction and a note on choosing sizes. However, you can also buy each pattern individually, and we have two bundle options for you. If you would like to purchase three of the patterns, you get 15% off, and if you would like five patterns, you get 30% off! This is perfect if do not want to purchase the full collection, and you can mix and match only the patterns you are interested in.
Of course, if you want the whole collection, then you should purchase the complete E-book as this will give you 50% off the cost of buying all the patterns separately!
We are so proud of what we have created, but it is not only about the designs, we have work with some amazing yarn partners for this collection, so today, I want to share a little more about them with you, and take a look at the yarns we used!
Before we begin, you may notice that we only have six yarn partners for the Kid's Collection, and we have eight patterns. We purposely did this, because when you knit for little ones, a lot of the time you aren't using a full skein of yarn, especially when it comes to accessories. We wanted to make sure you could make the most out of your yarn, which is why we have used the same yarns for different patterns, or take advantage of mini skeins! Many of these patterns are ideal for stash busting too, so hopefully, after we have taken a look at the yarns we have used, it will be super easy to do a little stash diving and get your new WIP on your needles!
So without further ado, let's take a look at the yarn in our Kids Collection!
O-Wool is a small company with the goal of providing knitters and crafters with a yarn that is environmentally responsible, affordable, and made locally in Philadelphia and the USA. It is run by Jocelyn J. Tunney who uses her Master's degree in Textile Design & Engineering bring knitters gorgeous yarns in stunning colours. The O-Wool website is full of information on their fiber sourcing and animal welfare standards, cleaning, spinning and dyeing processes, so if you are interested in learning more click here to experience this wonderful business for yourself, and while you are there, be sure to check out their other bases too!
O-Wash Worsted is ideal for baby blankets. It's super soft and snuggly, and being a worsted/aran weight, it knits up really quickly! It has been treated with a GOTS certified organic compound, so it can be washed in the washing machine while still being gentle on the environment (read more about that here!). This yarn creates a very ‚Äòsquishy' fabric with lots of drape, which makes it perfect for snuggling up in!
O-Wool O-Wash Worsted
Heavy Worsted / Aran Weight
Fiber Content: 100% certified organic merino
Yardage: 178 yds / 162m
Gauge: 16 - 18sts = 4‚Äù / 10cm
Needle: 8 - 9 US / 5 - 5.5mm
Worsted or Woollen spun? Worsted
Other info:O-Wash uses a GOTS certified organic compound to create washability. Unlike conventional superwashing processes where scales are burned off of the wool fiber with acid, this compound holds the wool fibers in place during washing and drying, preventing them from interlocking during agitation which is what causes shrinkage and felting.
John Arbon Textiles is based on a very simple concept: a return to old-style textile manufacture by sustainably sourcing raw fibre locally, wherever possible, and converting it in the UK into high quality tops and yarns. The Mill is situated in the heart of North Devon, where John and Juliet have made their home. The surrounding Exmoor landscape is an ever-changing vista of rolling moors, mossy wooded valleys and dramatic cliffs ‚Äì all populated with a rich variety of local sheep breeds. As much as possible, John uses the fibre which is reared and sheared on this land. To find out more about the amazing yarn John Arbon are producing, head to their website!
Knit By Numbers is such a soft yarn and creates a fabric with a gentle halo that is perfect for garments and accessories that sit next to the skin. It has wonderful stitch definition, but looks equally beautiful in simple stockinette stitch due to the colours having so much depth and complexity. Knit By Numbers comes in a unique colour palette of over 100 different shades created by blending pre-dyed fibre top colours with specific varying percentages of white. Each colour is available in 6 tonal shades ‚Äì from dark to light.
Knit By Numbers DK
Fiber Content: 100% Organically Farmed Falklands Merino
Yardage (two options): 250 metres per 100g
Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches
Needle: US / 3.5 mm
Worsted or Woollen spun? Worsted
Semilla Melange is a GOTS certified pure wool in wonderful, muted colors. This yarn is a woollen spun yarn which gives it lots of volume with great yardage. It creates a very lofty and bouncy fabric, and is especially lovely when you are knitting colourwork as it is quite a ‚Äòsticky' yarn. Knitters new to colourwork will find working with this type of yarn much easier as it is very forgiving when trying to work out tension. It also comes in a colour palette of heathered shades that compliment each other beautifully! Check out Semilla Melange and BC Garns other yarns here.
Fiber Content: 100 % Pure Wool
Gauge: 24 = 10 cm
Needle: 3.5-4 mm
Worsted or Woollen spun? Woollen
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