Warning: Contains cute babies and snuggly yarn.

Hello, It has been so long! My yarn filled adventures have kept me away from my blog for quite some time. There has been lots of designing, a tv appearance and house move (half way across the country) to keep me busy.

I do hope that time has been kind to you and are keeping safe and well during this bizarre and scary time in our history.

I wasn’t quite sure where to start with my returning post, so today I am chatting about a recent collection of baby patterns I designed for Scheepjes.

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The collection is all knitted in Scheepjes Merino Soft Brush (or Merino Soft). If you are not familiar with the yarn let me just say it deserves the ‘soft’ tag. It is a nice rounded plump yarn, very smooth which gives is almost a shine. The result is a strong, hard wearing yarn with beautiful stitch definition. Light weight, but incredibly soft and warm to the touch, perfect for this collection. Made from a 50% Superwash Merino wool, 25% Microfibre and 25% Acrylic blend and available in 56 Merino Soft shades and 7 Merino Soft Brush shades!

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The gender neutral collection is aimed at all levels of knitter, perfect as first garment projects, with very little shaping. Worked predominately in garter stitch and no fiddly button bands to worry about!

You can find links to buy on my Ravelry page here https://www.ravelry.com/designers/jane-burns or from any Scheepjes retailer.

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Bibbed Sweater

Yarn requirements
Scheepjes Merino Soft Brush (50% Superwash Merino, 25% Microfibre, 25% Acrylic; 50g/105m)

  • 3 (4: 4: 5: 6) balls (depending on size) , e.g. colour 252 Toorop
  • 4mm knitting needles
  • Stitch holder
  • 6 x 17.5mm Bottoni Italiani Buttons in various colours

Sizing in cm
0-3 months – To fit Chest 40.5cm / Actual Chest 43.5cm / Length 23cm
3-6 months – To fit Chest 43cm / Actual Chest 47.5cm / Length 25cm
6-12 months – To fit Chest 45.5cm / Actual Chest 49cm / Length 26cm
12-18 months – To fit Chest 48cm / Actual Chest 52.5cm / Length 28cm
18-24 months – To fit Chest 50.5cm / Actual Chest 54.5cm / Length 29cm

Sizing in inches
0-3 months – To fit Chest 16in / Actual Chest 17.5in / Length 9in
3-6 months – To fit Chest 17in / Actual Chest 19in / Length 9.75in
6-12 months – To fit Chest 18in / Actual Chest 19.5in / Length 10.25in
12-18 months – To fit Chest 19in / Actual Chest 21in / Length 11in
18-24 months – To fit Chest 20in / Actual Chest 21.75in / Length 11.5in

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Billy Bear Jacket

Yarn requirements
Scheepjes Merino Soft Brush (50% Superwash Merino, 25% Microfibre, 25% Acrylic; 50g/105m)

  • 5 (6: 6: 7: 7) balls (depending on size) , e.g. colour 252 Toorop
  • 25 and 4mm knitting needles
  • 3 stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • 6 x 17.5mm Bottoni Italiani Buttons in various colours

Sizing in cm
0-3 months – To fit Chest 40.5cm / Actual Chest 43.5cm / Length 23cm
3-6 months – To fit Chest 43cm / Actual Chest 47.5cm / Length 25cm
6-12 months – To fit Chest 45.5cm / Actual Chest 49cm / Length 26cm
12-18 months – To fit Chest 48cm / Actual Chest 52.5cm / Length 28cm
18-24 months – To fit Chest 50.5cm / Actual Chest 54.5cm / Length 29cm

Sizing in inches
0-3 months – To fit Chest 16in / Actual Chest 17.5in / Length 9in
3-6 months – To fit Chest 17in / Actual Chest 19in / Length 9.75in
6-12 months – To fit Chest 18in / Actual Chest 19.5in / Length 10.25in
12-18 months – To fit Chest 19in / Actual Chest 21in / Length 11in
18-24 months – To fit Chest 20in / Actual Chest 21.75in / Length 11.5in

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Cute As A Button Pinafore

Yarn requirements
Scheepjes Merino Soft Brush (50% Superwash Merino, 25% Microfibre, 25% Acrylic; 50g/105m)

  • 3 (4: 5: 5: 6) balls (depending on size) , e.g. colour 252 Toorop
  • 4mm knitting needles
  • 2 small clear press studs
  • Lockable stitch markers
  • 6 (7: 7: 8: 8) x 17.5mm Bottoni Italiani Buttons (depending on size) in various colours

Sizing in cm
0-3 months – To fit Chest 40.5cm / Actual Chest 43.5cm / Length 31cm
3-6 months – To fit Chest 43cm / Actual Chest 47.5cm / Length 35cm
6-12 months – To fit Chest 45.5cm / Actual Chest 49cm / Length 38cm
12-18 months – To fit Chest 48cm / Actual Chest 52.5cm / Length 41cm
18-24 months – To fit Chest 50.5cm / Actual Chest 54.5cm / Length 43cm

Sizing in inches
0-3 months – To fit Chest 16in / Actual Chest 17.5in / Length 12.25in
3-6 months – To fit Chest 17in / Actual Chest 19in / Length 13.75in
6-12 months – To fit Chest 18in / Actual Chest 19.5in / Length 15in
12-18 months – To fit Chest 19in / Actual Chest 21in / Length 16.25in
18-24 months – To fit Chest 20in / Actual Chest 21.75in / Length 17in

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Playday Bootees and Bonnet

Playday Bootees
Yarn requirements
Scheepjes Merino Soft Brush (50% Superwash Merino, 25% Microfibre, 25% Acrylic; 50g/105m)

1 (1: 2) balls (depending on size) , e.g. colour 252 Toorop
3.25 knitting needles
3.25 circular knitting needle (optional)
2 x 17.5mm Bottoni Italiani Buttons, item no. 4348-28, colour 693 red

Gauge/Tension
24 sts and 48 rows to measure 10 x 10cm over g st using 3.25mm needles

Measurements
0-3 months – Finished Sole Length (cm) 10cm / 4in
3-12 months – Finished Sole Length (cm) 12cm / 4.75in
12-24 months – Finished Sole Length (cm) 13.5cm / 5.25in

Playday Bonnet
Yarn requirements
Scheepjes Merino Soft Brush (50% Superwash Merino, 25% Microfibre, 25% Acrylic; 50g/105m)

2 (2) balls (depending on size) , e.g. colour 252 Toorop
4mm knitting needles
3.25mm knitting needles for the ties
2 x 17.5mm Bottoni Italiani Buttons, item no. 4348-28, colours 377 teal and 693 red
Lockable stitch marker

Gauge/Tension
22 sts and 44 rows to measure 10 x 10cm over g st using 4mm needles.

Measurements
0-12 months – To Fit Head Circumference 35.5-40.5cm / 14-16in
12-24 months – To Fit Head Circumference 40.5-46cm / 16-18in

 

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All the pattern in the collection are available as a digital download in Dutch, German, Swedish, French, Spanish and English (UK and US terms). The pattern is also available as a hardcopy booklet in Dutch, UK English, Swedish, and German available from Scheepjes Retailers.

 

 

 

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