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Vintage Inspired Baseball Knits: Baby Babe Ruth

Baby Babe Ruth

Baby Babe Ruth

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The Baby Ruth candy bar was not named after baseball great Babe Ruth, but Present Grover Cleveland’s daughter Ruth. Another fun baseball legend? The New York Yankees were the first team to put pinstripes on their uniforms in order to make Babe Ruth look slimmer. Pinstripes were first found on baseball uniforms in 1907, and started being worn by the Yankees in 1918, a couple of years before Ruth started playing for them. But those measly facts aren’t keeping me from honoring Babe Ruth in all his pinstriped glory with this baby onesie pattern.

TINY Baby Onesie!

TINY Baby Onesie!

NOTES Start by working toe up baby knee socks, then switch to stranded pinstripes for the remainder of the body. A space is left for the button band, and sts are picked up for the button band at the end. Sleeves are picked up around the armholes and worked in the round. Instructions are given to work the pattern over 3 DPNs. If using magic loop, use stitch markers to separate stitches instead.

Old Fashioned Baseball Uniform Knee Socks!

Old Fashioned Baseball Uniform Knee Socks!

FINISHED SIZE Baby Size: Newborn (3 mos, 6 mos, 12 mos). Onesie shown in size 3 mos.

YARN Knit Picks Swish DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 123 yds/50g: Coal 24045 (MC), 2 (3, 3) skeins, White 24064 (CC), 2 (3, 3) skeins.

NEEDLES US Size 3 (3.25 mm) 24” circular, US Size 3 (3.25 mm) double pointed needles (dpns),
US Size 2 (3 mm) double pointed needles (dpns). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Stitch markers, stitch holder or scrap yarn, tapestry needle, 6 (6, 7, 7) 5/8” white buttons

GAUGE 23 sts and 22 rows = 4”x4” in Pinstripes pattern on larger needles.

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And the last stop on the Vintage Inspired Baseball Knits blog tour is Subway Knits! Maria will be chatting about the book on her podcast out tomorrow, and hosting a pattern giveaway on her blog! Be sure to click over.

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New Pattern! Put a Belt On It

I’m not really a vest person. I always feel like vests add bulk, and then I want to put a belt around it to take down the bulk, and then I’m like, “Forget it, I’ll just not wear a vest OR a belt!” Which is where the idea for Put a Belt On It came from – a vest with a built-in belt?! Perfect! And jazzed up with a ton of cables and texture? Cropped? Longer in the front? … so I went a little nuts. But it is my only wearable vest. I’ve got to make it special!

Construction starts with the belt, then short rows are worked to shape bottom of vest. Stitches are then picked up and all stitches are worked for back and fronts. Fronts are then held and back is completed. Fronts are then worked individually, shoulders are seamed, and stitches are picked up around front for collar.

Finished Size 26-29 (30-33, 34-37, 38-41)” natural waist, measures just above top of hip bone. Vest shown in Knit Picks Swish DK Marble Heather in 30-33″ and in Wooly Wonka Fibers Aerten DK Brocade in 34-37”.

Yarn Knit Picks Swish DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 123yds/50g: Marble Heather, 4 (5, 5, 6) skeins; Turmeric (CC) 1 (1, 1, 2) skeins.

Yarn Wooly Wonka Fibers Aerten DK, 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere: Brocade 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins; Chaplin 1 (1, 1, 1) skein.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24″ circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; 2 1 1/2” D-shaped belt closures.

Gauge 22 sts and 25 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st.

Buy Now $6 ~ Ravelry Pattern Page

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Holla Knits Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway!

I’ve been talking a lot about my new project, Holla Knits, and I’m so happy to finally share my new patterns in the collection!

Put a Belt On It

Put a Belt On It: A vest with working belt hardware, Put a Belt On It is knit up in both Knit Picks Swish DK and Wooly Wonka Fibers Aerten DK. It’s sized based on your natural waist measurement because you start with the belt and knit the rest of the vest around it. It’s CUTE! Purchase for $6. Ravelry Pattern Page. More info!

Umbre Lovre

Umbre Lovre: A fun off the shoulder tee with umbre striping and honeycomb details, Umbre Lovre is knit up in Knit Picks Comfy Sport and Knits in Class Sport. It’s sized with 6″ of positive ease for an easy, breezy oversized look. Purchase for $6. Ravelry Pattern Page. More info!

In a While Crocodile

In a While Crocodile: Sleeve detail is a great way to set an average knit tee apart, and In a While Crocodile has it in spades! Chose to keep the sleeve detailing simple, like shown above in the pink top knit up in Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer, or add crocheted crocodile stitch to the sleeves like shown above in the green top knit up in Dirty Water DyeWorks Lucia. Either way you’ll have a perfect tee to wear all summer long! Purchase for $6. Ravelry Pattern Page. More info!

Like all three of these patterns? Be sure to subscribe to Holla Knits for $18 to get each pattern in the collection, access to all how to videos, and everything Holla Knits does for the rest of the year including two more six pattern collections.

Want to try your luck at winning one of these patterns? Comment below to enter! I’m giving away a pattern of your choice to THREE lucky winners! Be sure to tweet and share on facebook for extra entries. You have until April 23rd at midnight to enter, and the winners will be announced here on April 24th.

And keep track of the Holla Knits Blog Tour for more giveaways, interviews, and reviews of this first Holla Knits collection.

April 16th: Holla Knits Blog – Collection debut
April 17th: The Sweatshop of Love – Review and pattern giveaway
April 18th: – Interview with designer Emma Welford
April 19th: Emma Welford/Kangaroo Dyer – Review and yarn giveaway
April 20th: Knits in Class – Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway, discounts
April 23rd: Under the Red Umbrella – Review and pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
April 24th: Skacel – Review and yarn, pattern, and needles giveaway, additional subscriber exclusive yarn and needles giveaway
April 25th: Knit Darling – Review and pattern giveaway
April 26th: The Owl and the Bee – Review and pattern giveaway
April 27th: Dirty Water DyeWorks – Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway, discounts
April 30th: Wooly Wonka Fiber Arts – Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
May 1st: Knitted Bliss – Review and pattern giveaway
May 2nd: – Interview with designer Lily Ubbelohde
May 3rd: Knit Picks Blog Stash – Review, podcast interview with designer Allyson Dykhuizen, and pattern giveaway
May 4th: Subway Knitter – Review and pattern giveaway

FO: Delancey Cardigan

I feel like this has been a long time coming! I’m so excited to finally have my Delancey Cardigan finished and ready to wear constantly.

Delancey! Delancey!

I’m in love. It fits great, the colors are ridiculous – I pretty much feel like I’ve branded myself SWEATSHOP OF LOVE when I’m wearing it – but hey, nothing wrong with branding, right?

And It Looks Good With My Lions Shirt!

I seamed down the collar and it was an amazing decision. It was looking weird the way the outermost blue section was the only part flipping down. I don’t know if it was because I used two different yarns or if it was just that the collar needed to be bigger, but seamed down it looks great and now I don’t have to worry about it looking weird while I’m wearing it.

The Back is My Favorite!

And I’m pretty in love with the little stripe I added to the bottom band! It adds a little more interest. Like this sweater needed more interest! Go big or go home.

Stripes and Buttons Galore!

I’m not a buttoner, really, and it’s a good thing. It’s pretty pully. I meant to button it up to show how it ended up fitting, but, as you can see, that didn’t happen.

Knitting the shorter version was the right answer, and knitting the smallest size worked out perfectly. But this means the end of another knit along! I’ll be sharing more finished Delancey Cardigans from the KAL on Monday. There are a few trickling in on the FO forum and they are all looking awesome.

Pattern: Delancey Cardigan by Alexis Winslow

Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK in Gulfstream and Knit Picks Brava Sport in Canary

Needle: Size 7

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Delancey Week 1 Progress

And just like that we are already coming to the end of the first week of our Delancey Cardigan knit along!

Side Panels!

And I can easily say this is the strangest way I’ve ever started a sweater. I’m 54 rows into the Delancey Cardigan and it looks more like a huge bra-top than a sweater. And it’s downright impossible to figure out if we have picked the right size. But trust the pattern, right?!

Left Panel!

I’m LOVING my colors! They are loud and ridiculous and beautiful. Knit Picks Swish DK, my main color yarn, is knitting up seamlessly with the Knit Picks Brava Sport, my contrast color. I really like how every row is different, and how you really have to stay on your toes with this pattern! So fun.

Lumps and Bumps

The nature of the pattern really makes it hard to take good progress pictures! But here I am at row 54. If your sweater looks different than mine that is ok! I’m following the shortened sweater pattern instructions so my stripes will be in a different place than if you aren’t following the shortened pattern. And even then! I’m a seriously terrible counter. I could be off.

One week down, seven to go! How is your Delancey looking so far?