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HACK : Playdate

December 15, 2016

Alexa is a genius of simplicity. When we created the list of projects to include in Max & Bodhi’s wardrobe, she was adamant that we needed to design the most practical and basic of baby sweaters – a drop-sleeve cardigan in sock weight which would be babies (or momma’s) everyday go-to garment.  So Playdate was made!

Playdate Cardigan by Tin Can Knits

The Playdate Cardigan in Sweet Fiber Cashmerino 20 in ‘seaglass’ and ‘canary’.

Hot Hot Hacks!

Due to it’s ultimate simplicity, Playdate has been very popular, and many knitters have taken this simplicity as an invitation to play! I love the way folk have striped it up:

All the details:

a killer multi, when you love star trek, rainbow self striping, nautical stripes, fall self-striping yarn and contrast bands, slick contrast shoulders, peekaboo pockets!

Did I mention how much I love undone57’s knits?  Oh yeah, we already did an entire blog post about her knitting brilliance, but I first started Rav stalking her when I saw the adorable fair isle playdate she did! I’m clearly not the only knitter who has been inspired!

the best one!  fair isle, has obviously been inspiring more than just me:NEC, hypecity, and MiniGuinea all have adorable fair isle hacks too!

Last but not least, here is the Playdate I made for Max with single row stripes (I blogged all about it here).

Playdate by Tin Can Knits

This stripey number was knit in Rainbow Heirloom Merino Light in a lovely green and teal combo!  Awww he was so little back then!

Simple Sweaters to Hack

While I highly recommend Playdate, we have a number of other vanilla sweater designs that would be ideal to hack!  The free Flax pullover and Harvest cardigan from the Simple Collection are obvious choices.  The North Shore sweater from Pacific Knits, or Clayoquot Cardigan from Road Trip are simple fair-isle yoke sweaters which could be adjusted to feature different colourwork motifs. A pattern can be followed line-by-line, or simply used as a convenient starting point for your own unique creation!

Hackalong with us this holiday

Join us in our holiday KAL, this year we’re doing something a little different; a Hackathon!  There’s a very special prize for the winner, but the true joy is participating, and challenging yourself to try something different by hacking one of our patterns!  Find our more in this blog post, knit along on our Ravelry Group, and share your knits on Instagram, Facebook or twitter with the hashtag #TCKhackathon2016

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Simple to hack:

Paddle by Tin Can KnitsNorth Shore by Tin Can KnitsBarley Hat by Tin Can Knits










4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 16, 2016 3:39 pm

    Great post. Beauty overload.

  2. christine jacob permalink
    December 15, 2016 8:01 am

    Thank you for the lovely patterns. Unfortunately, after 20 days in the hospital, I have no money to pay for your patterns, I have a poor Christmas. Thanks anyway.

    • December 15, 2016 11:17 am

      Hi Christine – sorry to hear that! We have a lot of free patterns from the Simple Collection as well as our new mitten pattern, hope that helps.

  3. December 15, 2016 7:08 am

    wow, what a compilation of gorgeous items and adorable kids.

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