Thursday, May 22, 2014

It's Ready - Kristin Nicholas' Easy Aran for Babies, Toddlers and Kids

My adorable model Emersen loving the camera
Thanks for being patient while I readied all my files for my latest knitwear design - The Easy Aran for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids. It's uploaded to my website here and to Ravelry here. It doesn't matter to me where you purchase it. While you are there, check out some of my other designs.

Emersen is so proud of her violet!
The yarn is of course my Color by Kristin Wool/Mohair/Alpaca distributed by Classic Elite Yarns. Remember the yarn is available over on the Webs Anniversary Sale here. It's at a great discount and available in so many gorgeous colors. Check it out.

These photos here are some I didn't use from the shoot. Wanted to include my Julia since she is feeling neglected on the blog lately.
Julia, Emersen, Marlee and the girls' Mom Shalee walking up a wood road
I designed this Easy Aran sweater thinking of beginning knitters who are just wanting to learn cabling. The cable repeats are worked over 6 and 12 rows and are easily memorized. I've included "written out" cable instructions AND "charted" cable instructions. The design features 2 x 2 ribbing trimmed with a rolled edge. There is very little shaping - only at the front neckline and the sleeves. 

This photo shows the neckline details
When I design, I think of the knitter - how they are going to enjoy the process. This project is about ease of knitting while working the cables which are the challenge to a beginner. But for all you more advanced knitters, this project is still fun to knit. 

The Easy Aran Pattern includes 3 photo tutorials:
• How to block a sweater
• How to knit a cable - both front and back cross
• How to sew in a drop shoulder sleeve
• 23 photos, 1 how-to illustration, 1 cable chart, 1 schematic, 11 pages
More photos and information on my website

It is sized for from babies to larger children - all the specifics are over on my site. Hop on over to my website or Ravelry to purchase the PDF pattern for $6.00. If you have any trouble whatsoever with the download, please do not hesitate to contact me. It should be immediate but check your spam filter just in case it ends up there. 

Marlee's not looking happy with her big sister hugs
Thanks so much to my models Emersen and Marlee - the two beautiful daughters of our friends Will and Shalee. I need to design some more little sweaters for these girls before they get too big to model again. Hard to believe she used to be this small!

Julia loves these two girls


Sally said...

Awesome pattern! Gorgeous models! Beautiful pics! Lovely daughter!

Lizy Tish said...

ADORABLE! Putting it in my queue... :)

PatB said...

Julia looks so grown up. What a special person she is!
The models are pretty cute too.