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KW Baby Collection & Giveaway!

I love a good baby/toddler knit.

Specifically, I love a good baby/toddler knit that will never go out of style, has a classic and functional shape and can be passed down through the generations. Sometimes when I knit something for my son I think about who may wear what I’m making him years and years from now. Will he have children of his own? Will I be lucky enough to someday hold a grandchild in my arms and lovingly tuck their little bodies into a sweater made long before they were born? Will the particular shade of yarn I chose to knit with now match their eyes in 30 years?

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Knitting has such a long and proud history that it’s only natural to think of the history of each stitch and each garment we make. I chose not only to look at the past, but look ahead toward the future. Knitted stitches weave the fabric of our lives and each garment tells a story.

I was delighted when the Kelbourne Woolens gals, Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley released a new collection of 13 baby patterns. Both Kate and Courtney are wonderful designers and are both working and knitting moms. Together they own and run the Fibre Company, a luxury line of yarns with colors and fibers to die for. I’m lucky enough to call both these fabulous ladies friends and I love ALL of their books.

I love this particular book for so many reasons… The designs are classic and adorable, with many able to go from “boy” to “girl” with a simple color change. The color palette that the Fibre Company does so effortlessly give the patterns a vintage vibe while still being chic and wearable. A wide range of sizes is covered and if you don’t feel like knitting an entire garment, there are great accessories as well.

A few of my favorites are Beatrix, Colette, Florence and Harold. See all 13 designs here.

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colette florence haroldAnd now the good news!

Kate and Courtney were generous enough to send me a copy of their new book, “KW Baby Collection” to give away to one lucky blog reader! Make sure you’re subscribed to my blog, then leave a comment on which of these 13 designs you want to knit! The winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, September 12th and must have a USA shipping address. You’ll get an email from me if you are the winner.

Good luck!

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23 Comments Post a comment
  1. Adorable!! I love all of them but I’d love to knit Collete. Rav ID – kittykatz

    September 8, 2013
  2. beatrix and collette are my favorites!

    September 8, 2013
  3. Terri Randolph #

    Beatrix because it’s construction intrigues me!

    September 8, 2013
  4. Lee #

    It’s hard to pick just one, but I would have to say Basil. What a simple, yet beautiful baby blanket!

    September 8, 2013
  5. Lori #

    Adorable! All of these patterns are simply wonderful. I really like Cecile and Basil. Thanks for the giveaway.

    September 8, 2013
  6. Tracy #

    So cute! It seems everyone I know is pregnant these days and finding adorable boy and unisex patterns is a toughie. For that reason I pick Harold and Beatrix – I can see both of these on every little munchkin I know. Thanks to you and the KW ladies for the giveaway.

    September 8, 2013
  7. Autumn #

    I want to knit Mildred! So many adorable patterns in there!

    September 8, 2013
  8. hawknitr13 #

    Beatrice, Harold & Odette are my favs! All are so cute!

    September 8, 2013
  9. Nancy #

    Oh, I truly love Mildred and would love to knit it for my four-year-old granddaughter! But Harold would look great on my one-year-old grandson, too. I guess I’m just into vests for kids lately.

    September 8, 2013
  10. Curls11 #

    Knitting for those little cuties is sooooo much fun

    Can’t wait fir my next project
    Carol

    September 9, 2013
  11. Barb #

    EVERYTHING is darling…however the Clarence Hand warmers are just the cutest ever! Thanks for the chance to win.

    September 9, 2013
  12. Louisa #

    I love the Florence booties and bonnet set! The combination of textural interest and classic shapes is just perfect.

    September 9, 2013
  13. Oh my, this collection is so cute!! That vest is calling my name.

    September 9, 2013
  14. Karen #

    Beatrix design is sooo beautiful! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    September 9, 2013
  15. Bethany #

    Basil. No, Cecile. No, Basil. No, Cecile. Okay, both!

    September 9, 2013
  16. I would make the Mildred vest. It’s very cute.

    September 9, 2013
  17. Eileen Mitchard #

    I would make Collette since it is one piece with a hood – how cute and cuddly for fall/winter.

    September 9, 2013
  18. I love to make baby clothes, and I like all of the patterns, but “Harold” looks really interesting.

    September 10, 2013
  19. Nellie is my favorite by far! Fingers crossed in CA!

    September 10, 2013
  20. They are all really cute, but i would knit Darling and Harold.

    September 12, 2013
  21. Elli #

    Definitely Beatrix. Yum, yum!

    September 12, 2013
  22. Tara #

    Great modern patterns!

    September 12, 2013
  23. I would have to say that I just love “Florence” Absolutely timeless and such a perfect little knit (s) I adore hats and they make the most divine baby gifts.

    September 12, 2013

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