KW Baby Collection & Giveaway!

I love a good baby/toddler knit. Specifically, I love a good baby/toddler knit that will never go out of style, has a classic and functional shape and can be passed down through the generations. Sometimes when I knit something for my son I think about who may wear what I'm making him years and years from now. Will he have children of his own? Will I be lucky enough to someday hold a grandchild in my arms and lovingly tuck their little bodies into a sweater made long before they were born? Will the particular shade of yarn I chose to knit with now match their eyes in 30 years?


Knitting has such a long and proud history that it's only natural to think of the history of each stitch and each garment we make. I chose not only to look at the past, but look ahead toward the future. Knitted stitches weave the fabric of our lives and each garment tells a story.

I was delighted when the Kelbourne Woolens gals, Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley released a new collection of 13 baby patterns. Both Kate and Courtney are wonderful designers and are both working and knitting moms. Together they own and run the Fibre Company, a luxury line of yarns with colors and fibers to die for. I'm lucky enough to call both these fabulous ladies friends and I love ALL of their books.

I love this particular book for so many reasons... The designs are classic and adorable, with many able to go from "boy" to "girl" with a simple color change. The color palette that the Fibre Company does so effortlessly give the patterns a vintage vibe while still being chic and wearable. A wide range of sizes is covered and if you don't feel like knitting an entire garment, there are great accessories as well.

A few of my favorites are Beatrix, Colette, Florence and Harold. See all 13 designs here.


colette florence haroldAnd now the good news!

Kate and Courtney were generous enough to send me a copy of their new book, "KW Baby Collection" to give away to one lucky blog reader! Make sure you're subscribed to my blog, then leave a comment on which of these 13 designs you want to knit! The winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, September 12th and must have a USA shipping address. You'll get an email from me if you are the winner.

Good luck!