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April 11, 2013

Petite Purls not only offers fabulous patterns for kids, it has a special line of basic patterns. I love this collection and turn to it time and time again. Why?

1. These patterns are clean and simple. If I’m helping a friend or family member learn the ins and outs of a hat, a vest, or any kid-friendly design, this collection is a great place to start. Very beginner friendly.

2. If I’m feeling creative, this collection is like vanilla ice cream. I add sprinkles here (a funky stitch pattern), some chocolate syrup here (stripes!), a cherry on top (pom poms!)–and voilà! A very original sundae… I mean, baby gift!

3. And lastly, these patterns are classic. Kids will love them. Parents will love them. Knitters will love making them! These patterns are not going out of style.

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Over the weekend, I was delighted to see two new patterns added to the Petite Purls Basics Collection! The first, the Girls Cardigan, is worked top down in one piece with a few sweet details, such as wide button bands and turned-up cuffs. I don’t know any girl, young or old, who wouldn’t wear a sweater like this.


The Details

Pattern: Girls Cardigan
Designer: Sara Elizabeth Schmidt
Size: 24½ (26¼, 28, 30, 31, 33)”
Needles: Size 8 (5mm) 24″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Ice Cream #7500
This pattern can be found in Petite Purls

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The second pattern, the Baby Sleeper, is also top-down and seamless! For safety, there are no buttons, but there is a tether for pacifiers, and diaper changing is simple with the closure placed at the bottom of the garment. Petite Purls thinks of everything!


The Details

Pattern: Baby Sleeper (Buttonless)
Designer: Helen Rose
Size: 19 (21)”
Needles: Size 7 (4.5mm) 16″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 7 (4.5mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Ice Cream #7500
This pattern can be found in Petite Purls

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