Originally Published October 27, 2014
Talk about adorable! Tin Can Knits designed this shawl-collared grandpa sweater for those babies that look like grouchy old men. Gramps has pockets for tiny pipes, and elbow patches for years of wear. The pattern now comes in newborn to 4XL so you can outfit the whole family! We knit ours using Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted, a machine washable work horse yarn, hand-dyed in tons of great colors.
Have you started Christmas knitting yet? If not you better get started! We have two fingerless mitts that are so cute you will want to make and give so many pairs. For both pairs we used Louisa Harding Orielle, a soft alpaca yarn with just a bit of sparkle. The Baby Fan Mitts pattern, in pink, is knit in the round with a full thumb gusset, and includes both written and charted instructions. The Sit N Knit Mitt pattern, in blue, features a twisted ribbing and simple lace pattern that will fit many hand sizes.
Just in time for serious knitting season, Knit Blockers from Knitter's Pride. This essential tool takes the place of many pins when you are blocking your knitting or crochet. Easy to handle, these pins making blocking a breeze.
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