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Buga Baby Bunting!

May 27, 2010

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I have been given the green light to start previewing the new Spud & Chloë patterns for the upcoming season. I will be previewing the patterns and more of the new yarn colors over the next couple of weeks. I am so excited about all of it and I hope you will be, too. The new patterns and yarn colors will all be available at your local yarn shops and online yarn shops in mid-June. That is coming up quick.

I thought I would start today with one of my new patterns for the upcoming collection. It is called the Buga Baby Bunting and is knit up in the ever-scrumptious Outer in the Cornsilk colorway. It is a little snuggle sack for a new baby! The ears on the hood only add to the sweetness.

I love the photo for the pattern. That tiny pink foot peeking out is the best! Delicious.

I took some quick photos of the snuggle sack before I sent it off to the Spud & Chloë headquarters. It is such a cute and fast knit in the super bulky weight yarn. I used US size 15 needles at 2 stitches per inch. Speedy. I left the bottom open for ease when buckling the baby in a car seat.

The body is knit in one piece and set aside. Then the hood is knit and grafted to the body. The ribbed edging is picked up after.

To keep things simple I added an easy bobble and loop for a closure. You could easily add a securely attached button here instead if you’d like. It’s up to you.

The Outer is a squishy treat to knit with. It makes me want to dive in every time. Love it!!

The Collector wanted to keep the bunting for her baby but it had to go. Her baby doll is a true newborn size. The bunting fits a newborn baby with lots of wiggle room and will fit up to about a 3 month old baby. It is a swaddle sack and babies older than that may find it a bit of a squeeze.

What a great go-to gift for the new baby in your life! In a few short hours you can whip up the Buga Baby Bunting and have the perfect hand-knit gift.

There is lots of inspiration to come through the new colors and patterns.

I’ll be back soon with more!

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