Spring is budding around the corner and I've been knitting in the spirit of it. I have two new patterns to share with you. … and they are Willow-approved!
Yep, they are bunny-inspired. They are also the first two loom-knit patterns for Interlacements Yarns line. They are both knit with a fluffy light yarn called Cotton Candy. So they are perfect for those sunny but blustery days when you want to keep your little ones warm.
They will be officially introduced at this weekend's Wisconsin Spring Spin In. I'll be doing my best to lure in some new loom-knitters at this show!
First up is one for the babies … the Bunny Baby Hat.
His uber-cute hat features two long raggedy ears. And the eyes and nose are knit into the pattern so that's less assembly for you! It will fit a baby about 4 to 6 mos. old. Oh and don't forget the bunny tail …
You can knit the bunny ears with stockinette so that it curls in a bit OR garter stitch for a flat look.
If you're just starting to loom knit, there's a free bonus with this pattern. You also get a stitch reference guide that covers u-wrap knit, purl, increasing and decreasing. PLUS you also get the warmers pattern mentioned below!
Pattern PDF download: $6
The Bunny Bobble Warmers is the pattern spinoff. You can take what you learn from the hat and make these up in a few hours with your leftover yarn. They will fit a toddler best but you can make them shorter for your baby, too.
You can make these without having the hat pattern, too, if you're familiar with basic loom-knit stitches. Bobble directions are included.
Pattern PDF download: $2
I have an Interlacements-exclusive special for you, too. You can head over there to buy the full pattern set for $6 (plus a lil shipping) and you'll get it all mailed to you in a full-color printout. Plus you can pick up some Cotton Candy yarn, too. You can make a few hats and warmers with this skein!
It's a pima-cotton blend that is baby soft and all of her yarns are hand-dyed in mega hanks. It has a bit of stretch, which is perfect for loom-knitting. You can even choose the color you want from the colorways page.
I recently helped relaunch the Interlacements Yarns website so I'm pretty proud of it. So after you ponder these patterns, go check out her goodies!