I have created an entire collection of girly projects to knit for girl’s sizes 2 through 7 that has not yet been released. Yesterday I pulled out the samples because I needed to confirm some measurements. We’ve been working on this for a while, but we’re making final edits before releasing the collection as an eBook.
The fact that this container of projects looks like this is a tribute to Linda. She folds everything and keeps track of where the samples are so I can find them later on. If it were up to me, things would be piled all over the floor that my office is on (not usually literally on the floor, I mean in the guest room, walk in closet, and in my office, wherever there is room–pretty much wherever I was when I finished with them and wherever there is surface I can drop them onto. After every photo shoot or other use of samples, Linda brings order again.
As you look at this container, the gray pieces are from the Gap and were used in the photo shoots. The little blue and yellow piece actually doesn’t belong with this collection, but I have to maximize storage, so it got tucked here. When I pulled out the container yesterday I was reminded that this piece had a spot of coffee on it, so it has now been washed and is drying in the guest room. The pattern for the blue and yellow piece hasn’t been released yet either, but it is cute, cute, cute.
Back to the Berry Girly Collection. We released the Capelet pattern in March, but quite honestly, there hasn’t been much response to it. I thought this was such a perfect project, and it was so fun to make (I knit the sample!), but it hasn’t even gotten that many hearts on Ravelry. So I’m going to give you five reasons why you might like making this:
1. This is done in chunky yarn (4 sts/in in St st), knit on size 7(4.5mm) and size 9(5.5mm) needles. It is a quick knit. Great gauge, lots of simple rib knitting, and I’ve created a really fun snap/bobble/I-cord closure.
2. This is a great opportunity to play with color to customize this for a special girl or girls. How the colors work together will create a very personalized feeling for each project.
3. The model loved this piece. At 4 years old they aren’t really editing their preferences, but she said she really liked the capelet the best. Her mom is hoping an aunt will make it for her. Anything that you can twirl in is likely to be popular! I think it could be cute as a skirt over leggings too.
4. This is sized (2 through 7), but it is a perfect project for distance knitting where you might not know exact measurements of the recipient.
5. The pattern includes the scarf, which will give you an opportunity to swatch for all the projects in the collection that are done in the chunky yarn.
I won’t blame you if you decide to wait for the collection (it’s here!). Details next week. The collection includes projects in DK yarn too.