Cousins Collection

Introducing the Cousins Collection: three knitting patterns designed for the special babies in your life!  Read on to learn more about Avery’s Sweater, Grace’s Sweater, and Jackson’s Blanket, each of which are available for purchase as individual patterns or as a collection of three patterns.

AVERY’S SWEATER

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Little ones will look sharp in this graphic take on a traditional colorwork sweater, inspired by the mountains near my niece’s home. A simple but striking one-color pattern is knit across the yoke of this sweater, making it equally appropriate for boys or girls! The sweater is finished with garter edges, including a split hem and a button at the back neck, to make the sweater easy to pull on and off.

The sweater is worked in one piece from the bottom up. The body is knit first, and then the sleeves are knit and joined to the body to form the yoke. Choose a solid or semi-solid color for the body and a contrasting solid color for the colorwork to really make the motifs pop.

To Fit:
6–9 months (12–18 months, 24 months)

Finished Chest Sizes: 
20 (22½, 24)” / 51 [57, 61] cm

Yarn:
–DK-weight yarn at approx. 225 yds [206 m] per 100 g [3.5 oz]: 270 (355, 445) yds / 247 [325, 407 m] for Main Color (MC) and 30 (35, 40) yds / 28 [32, 37 m] for Contrast Color (CC)
–6–9 month size shown in Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% merino; approx. 225 yds [206 m] per 100g [3.5 oz]):
–MC: “Button Jar Blue,” 2 skeins
–CC: “Paper,” 1 skein

Needles:
US 6 (4.0 mm) 16″ and 24″ circular needles and DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions:
Stitch markers; Stitch holder and/or waste yarn; One ½” [15 mm] button; Yarn needle

Gauges:
20 stitches / 26 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in stockinette stitch, after blocking
20 stitches / 48 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in garter stitch, after blocking

To purchase ONLY Avery’s Sweater pattern:

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GRACE’S SWEATER

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Grace’s sweater: a classic cardigan for the wee girly girl in your life. A bodice of daisy stitch is joined with a simple stockinette yoke and garter edges for a sweet, but timeless, garment! The sweater is finished with matching buttons for a traditional look; try adding contrasting buttons to give the cardigan a modern feel.

The sweater is worked in one piece from the bottom up. The body is knit first, and then the sleeves are knit and joined to the body to form the yoke. Choose a solid or semi-solid color to highlight the elegant texture of the daisy stitch.

To Fit:
6–9 months (12–18 months, 24 months)

Finished Chest Sizes: 
20½ (22½, 24½)” / 52 [57, 62] cm, buttoned

Yarn:
–DK-weight yarn at approx. 225 yds [206 m] per 100 g [3.5 oz]: 270 (360, 450) yds / [247 (330, 412) m]
–6–9 month size shown in Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% merino; approx. 225 yds [206 m] per 100g [3.5 oz]): Rose, 2 skeins

Needles:
US 5 (3.75 mm) 24″ circular needle and DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions:
Stitch markers; Stitch holder and/or waste yarn; Three ½” [15 mm] buttons; Yarn needle

Gauges:
24 stitches / 32 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in stockinette stitch, after blocking
32 stitches / 40 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in daisy stitch, after blocking
24 stitches / 48 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in garter stitch, after blocking

To purchase ONLY Grace’s Sweater pattern:

To purchase the entire Cousins Collection:

JACKSON’S BLANKET

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Designed for the very special baby boy or girl in your life, Jackson’s Blanket is all about classic knitting. Moss-stitch stripes highlight two different cables, each of which also features moss stitch set against a crisp stockinette background. Choose a solid or semi-solid color for this project to highlight both the yarn and the rich texture.

The blanket is worked flat in one piece in a worsted-weight yarn, and is shown in a modern carriage blanket size. The pattern also includes a larger lap throw size.

Sizes:
Carriage Blanket (Lap Throw)

Finished Measurements: 
34½ (47½)” / 87.5 [120] cm wide and 27 (35)” / 68.5 [89] cm long

Yarn:
–Worsted-weight yarn at approx. 200 yds [183 m] per 120 g [4.2 oz]: 950 (1,700) yds / 870 [1,555 m]
–Carriage Blanket shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (100% merino; approx. 200 yds [183 m] per 120g [4.2 oz]): “Celadon,” 5 skeins

Needles:
US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions:
Stitch markers; Cable needle; Yarn needle

Gauges:

18 stitches / 36 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in moss stitch, after blocking
17 stitches / 16 rows = 3″ [7.5 cm] wide and 2” [5 cm] high in Small Cable Panel, after blocking
25 stitches / 32 rows = 4½” [11.5 cm] wide and 4” [10 cm] high in Large Cable Panel, after blocking

To purchase ONLY Jackson’s Blanket pattern:

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A Note about Payments:

Patterns are available as PDF downloads to purchase via Ravelry and pay for via Paypal; you’ll be able to download each file once payment is complete.  You do NOT need an account with either site to purchase any patterns. If you don’t have a Paypal account, you can use your credit card to pay without having a Paypal account.  If you use a Paypal account without funds in it and without an associated credit card, then Paypal will treat your payment as an electronic check.  Questions?  Use the “Contact” tab above to reach me!

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