Our baby-to-big sizing was an idea that started with the accessories in our first book, 9 Months of Knitting. The cover features the Hunter hat, which we sized to fit Hunter and her dad Gary too!
When we created our second collection, Pacific Knits, we decided that baby-to-big would be our standard, and sized the garments and most of the accessories to fit everyone, from grand-babies to granddads.
You would think that six years later this little idea might have gotten old, but no, for us it just gets cuter and cuter! As our children grow we love to dress them (and ourselves!) in versions of the same designs. Sizing our patterns for this wide a range takes more math, but we believe it makes our designs high value and useful for all kinds of knitters. So here are the Munchkin to Momma sweater designs from our latest book, Mad Colour!
It’s not always easy to get toddlers to cooperate… Ok restate that, it’s always near impossible to get toddlers to cooperate! But they’re so cute in theses photos that we forget the pain and suffering it took to get us there!
Sweaters are worn differently by adults and kids. Part of the joy about knitting for little ones is not worrying about sizing. As long as the sweater is bigger than the kid, you can be confident that it’ll fit one day. And as we’ve written in our ‘Baby Knits 101’ post, even if it comes out a bit small, there’s likely a littler child coming down the pipe, so your knit will be enjoyed one way or another. So you can feel confident if you are knitting one of your very first sweaters!
With adult sweaters fit is more crucial. Your time and yarn investment is 2-3 times as much, so it’s more critical to achieve gauge and think about ease and fit in advance. Read this post to learn more about choosing the correct size for your sweater.
Some of our favourite baby and big designs:
Máiread de Faoite
November 2, 2016 @ 3:39 am
I have lots and lots of wool (real wool) and mixtures and lots of cotton and different combinations. Due to a change of residence I have mislaid my patterns gathered over the years. I am wondering do you sell patterns and in particularl patterns that use up bits and bobs and more substantial amounts of yarn.
Thank you, Máiread.
November 2, 2016 @ 9:43 am
Hi Mairead – you bet! You can find all of our patterns on our website. Mad Colour, our newest book, has some great patterns for using up bits and bobs especially.
October 27, 2016 @ 9:21 am
I enjoyed looking at these pictures so much. It would be hard to pick a favorite since they are all so adorable. Love the expression on Hunter’s face and the red hair and red/white sweater pic is a real eye catcher too. Gorgeous knitting everyone! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Kimmy