Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Duetta's done!

Is it just us? We get an amazing idea and we think we'll just make it happen and then we realize what everyone else has already figured out ... Good Stuff Takes Time. It's always such a surprise to us!

paper pieced chevron yoke on the left, appliquéd hearts on the right

However today we're pleased to announce that the pattern for Duetta, that super sweet baby sweater that we talked about before, is finally ready. We knitted and quilted it. Three times. :) And wrote up the pattern. And then we had our trusty pattern testers knit and quilt it. Thank you to Kate and Annette and Maria!!! And then we tweaked the pattern. And then we knitted and quilted it in a larger size. And then we sent that off to see how it fit. And it was just about perfect!! And then we had the pattern proofread. Thank you to Stephanie! (How many patterns get proofread by someone with degrees in journalism AND education??) Thank you also to Stephanie for the gorgeous baby photography.

So, today, we are confident the pattern's finally ready. We listed it for sale at Craftsy. $5.00 for a .PDF that you can download immediately ... even if it's in the middle of the night and you just have to knit/quilt!!  Here's the link:

9-12 months size  with short sleeves - acrylic yarn - crazy quilted yoke

The pattern now has 3 sizes - 9-12 months, 2 years and 3 years and offers short or long-sleeve variations. It includes full-size templates for the quilted yoke and instructions for making that yoke in appliqué or by paper piecing. A fat quarter and some scraps will be plenty of fabric. 100gr of fingering weight yarn will make the 9-12 month size OR the 2 year size. 100 gr. of DK weight yarn will make the 3 year size.

slightly fuzzy photo of busy 3-year-old! (3/4 length sleeves) - our own simple yoke

It's a small project which goes quickly and makes a great gift.

Today, we're linking up with the Needle and Thread Network for the WIP feature although this is technically not in progress any longer. It's done!! :) Why not click on over and see what other Canadian needleworkers are up to. Every week, we have more and more participants.


  1. What a cute pattern! Sounded like a lot of work to get to the finished product!

  2. even fuzzy, she looks cute.

  3. So cute, I love the mixture of knitting and quilting.

  4. Good stuff takes time.....unfortunately also stuff that doesn't turn out so great. Lovely pattern!

  5. sweet :)
    Stay inspired!

  6. I'll have to try out the next size..... I might have to find some models for them too.
    thanks for such a cute little sweater pattern it was fun to work on and the first time I was a tester for anyone, sew I was glad to help
    in stitches

  7. Adorable. I especially like the white one with the 3/4 sleeves.
    C'mon, grandbabies!

  8. Congratulations! This is an adorable design and I'm sure will be very popular.


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