Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
Spud & Chloë and Blue Sky Alpacas have recently started printing pattern cards for our On the Run series. The pattern cards are sent to shops along with their yarn and product orders. The cards are available for order from yarn shops, too! If your yarn shop is not carrying the cards you might like to give it a mention. The patterns are fun and portable-type projects.
Well, when I saw the most recent Spud & Chloë On the Run patterns I knew I had to share them with you here. The first one is the New in Town top down raglan! It is the easiest, fastest, seamless baby sweater I have seen. The size range is from 0 to 18 months needing 2-4 skeins of Outer. Talk about a go-to baby shower or baby gift! There is none better. I might make one in every color just to have on hand as gifts.
The largest size is 11 3/4 inches from top to bottom at 2.75 stitches per inch on a US size 11 needle. This sweet sweater is so quick and effortless to knit up. Plus, it is adorable in its simplicity. All babies are welcome, both boys and girls. Maybe you want to add some Blooms to make a girly sweater and some handsome stripes in manly colors or just keep it plain. It’s all good whatever you end up doing.
The other On the Run pattern card is for these adorably sweet baby pants called, Antsy Pants by the one and only Bobbi Intveld (the designer of the famous Baby Bobbi Bear among many other great designs!). Could you imagine coming to a baby shower with a New in Town sweater, a pair of Antsy Pants and a Baby Bobbi Bear? That gift set can’t be beat!
Okay, here are the facts for the Antsy Pants. The pattern is written for sizes 0 to 24 months. You will need 2-3 skeins of Outer. The gauge is again 2.75 stitches per inch on a US size 11 needle. These whip up in no time at all. Love them!
The On the Run cards are 4 by 9 -inches and are printed on a lovely card stock which makes them perfect for your knitting bag. Yarn shops are doing different things with the cards. If you are a yarn shop owner please feel free to chime in with what you are doing with your On the Run pattern cards!
Again, if you are interested in this series of patterns please contact your local yarn shop or an online yarn shop. Check out our stockists page if you need help locating a shop near you.
I am waiting for some sunshine to get some photos of my tiny butterfly project. As soon as that sun shines again in the old Mad-City I will get that project up and available for you. That’s a promise.
I am almost done with the body of my top down raglan. I will keep you posted on that project, too. I’ve gotten quite a response from interested knitters wanting to join in a top down raglan knitalong! Thanks for that and we are going to have some good knitting fun together. Can’t wait.