In February this year I was approached by Lincraft to see whether I’d like to feature in a knitting themed (what else 🙂 ) guest blog. Lincraft very kindly supplied some yarn and patterns for me to use which I happily accepted.
This beautiful baby garment – Stormrider Jacket – caught my eye so this is the project I made from the pattern book.
I chose to make my Jacket in the gorgeous colour “Fuchsia”. Unfortunately, I don’t have a baby to model my jacket so the jacket on a coathanger will have to suffice 🙂 But I did provide a lovely background including sheep and a couple of spinning wheels 🙂
Lincraft European Collection Elevate is a lovely squishy 12ply / bulky 100% premium acrylic yarn which makes it perfect for a child’s garment as it will wear and wash very well. It comes in generous 100g balls.
The pattern calls for 6.5mm needles so as you can imagine this was a relatively quick knit. It’s knit in five main pieces (back, two fronts and two sleeves) plus two small pockets and the hood is knitted by picking up stitches held on stitch holders along the tops of the back and two fronts.
The hood is a clever addition as it will keep your baby toasty warm during those cold months.
There are four sizes that you can make: newborn, 3, 6 and 12 months. I chose to make the 12 months size and this cute little garment will become part of the knitted goodies that I’m collecting in the hope that one day my son will give me a grandchild 🙂
For those of you who are more experienced at knitting, you could even knit this jacket in the round which will alleviate the side seams and sleeve seams.
The pattern is unisex so could easily be made for a little baby boy using Lincraft European Collection Elevate “Ink”..
Other colours include Lincraft European Collection Elevate “Charcoal”
If you’re looking for a baby jacket pattern, I would highly recommend this one as it’s quick and easy which is something we all like when it comes to knitting 🙂
Until next time…