Birdie And Bunny

A few weeks back my husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary.
Every year around this time we do a little family gift exchange, so I indulged in a few 
quick and tiny little knit toys for the kids.

Meet Birdie and Bunny. 

These toys were knit from the Chubby Chirps and Bunny Nuggets patterns by Rebecca Danger. Her toys are always so fun and quirky. I knit up one of her monster patterns for my daughter a few years back and have been following this designer's work ever since.

These patterns were so incredibly quick to make and would make an excellent last minute gift for any child. 

My daughter has seemed to really enjoy them. And my son...

...finds them delicious.


The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 62 : Play By Play Knitting

Episode 62

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Little Oak Photoshoot Fail

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by June 15, 2012. Please do not forget to include your contact information!
The book winner will be announced on Episode 63.

Please email me your personal knitting story to share on a future episode! Send your 5+ minute story recording to nevernotknitting@gmail.com and receive a knitting related thank you gift from me!
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Thank you for listening!


Coastal Kids Drawing Winners!

Congratulations to Tracy and Nemesis! The winners of the Coastal Kids Drawing Giveaway!

Didn't win this time? We still have a happy surprise for you.
Happy Knits is offering free shipping to the Never Not Knitting readers all day today, May 18th!
Just enter the code "NNK" in the checkout process.

Click HERE to start shopping!


Coastal Kids Drawing Giveaway

The very friendly Happy Knits yarn shop is kindly sponsoring generous yarn giveaways for our new 
Coastal Kids patterns!

Please leave a comment (with contact information) below to enter to win both the pdf pattern as well as the yarn needed to make Wee Wildflower or Little Oak. Remember.. only one comment per person please!

Two winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Friday, May 18th.

One winner will receive the Little Oak pattern pdf along with 4 skeins of the lovely 
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK in any in-stock color of their choice. The second winner will receive the pattern pdf for Wee Wildflower along with 2 skeins of any in-stock color of Madelinetosh Pashmina.

Happy Knits has a wonderful selection of many of our favorite yarns. Check out their shop HERE. In addition to this lovely giveaway, they are also offering blog readers free shipping on all orders placed on Friday, May 18th. Just enter the code "NNK" during the checkout process.

Oh... and be sure to enter Hannah's giveaway on her blog as well!

Thank you Happy Knits!


Tiny Rocky Coast

Our final pattern from our Coastal Kids pattern collection is now available!

The adorable child size version of the VERY popular Rocky Coast Cardigan 
from our book Coastal Knits.

Here is Tiny Rocky Coast by Hannah Fettig modeled by her adorable niece.

Click HERE for more information about this pattern.

The Tiny Rocky Coast pattern is available for purchase HERE!


Wee Wildflower

I am happy to tell you that the third pattern in our new Coastal Kids collection is now available!

Meet Wee Wildflower. The pint sized version of my original 

The delicate details of this cardigan lend itself to a little girls size so well.
I love how this little sweater looks on my daughter. 
It's lightweight and soft and just so perfect for a little springtime layer.

Here is the pattern information:

6 months (12 months, 18 months, 2, 4)[6, 8, 10, 12, 14]
Chest circumference (closed): 20 (20.75, 21.75, 23.5, 25.25)[26.75, 28.5, 30.25, 32, 33.75]” / 51 (53, 55, 59.5, 64)[68, 72.5, 77, 81.5, 85.5] cm
Body Length: 10.5 (11.25, 12, 12.75, 14.25)[15.5, 18, 20, 21.5, 22.5]” / 26.5 (28.5, 30.5, 32.5, 36)[39.5, 45.5, 51, 54.5, 57] cm
Shown in size 4; To be worn with 1-2” /  2.5-5cm positive ease.
2 (2, 2, 2, 2)[3, 3, 4, 4, 5] skeins Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% Merino Wool, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 360 yd / 329m per 3 ½ oz / 100g) in Mulled Wine OR 400 (450, 500, 575, 700)[800, 975, 1150, 1325, 1450] yds / 375 (425, 475, 525, 625)[725, 900, 1050, 1200, 1325] m of a sport weight wool blend such as Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight or Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.
US3 / 3.25mm 24” / 60 cm circular needle
US2 / 2.75mm 32” / 80 cm circular needle
US1 / 2.25mm  32” / 80 cm circular needle
2 stitch holders, stitch markers (m), cable needle (cn), 2 (2, 2, 2, 2)[2, 3, 3, 3, 3] buttons 5/8” / 1.5 mm diameter, tapestry needle, sewing needle and matching thread
28 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st on size US3 / 3.25mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

In these photos, my Dad took us kite flying at the wildflower meadows on Shell Creek Rd. 
This is the same inspiration spot highlighted in Coastal Knits for the original Wildflower Cardigan.

So. Much. Fun.

I hope that you and your little one enjoy Wee Wildflower as much as we have!

Purchase the pdf below or look for the pattern in print at your local yarn shop.

Also be sure to check Hannah's blog on May 11th for the release of the final pattern in our collection...


Mini Water's Edge

The second Coastal Kids pattern has now been released! 

Introducing Mini Water's Edge by Hannah Fettig.

This is a tiny children's version of the original Water's Edge Cardigan pattern from Coastal Knits.

Isn't it so cute? This design works so well for little ones.

Click HERE for more information about this design.

It's available for purchase HERE. Enjoy!


Little Oak

The first pattern in our new Coastal Kids collection is now available for purchase!

Here is Little Oak, the tiny children's version of my original Gnarled Oak Cardigan 
from the book Coastal Knits!

Although I love the adult version of this sweater, I think that I might love this tiny 6 month size even more! 
It is so sweet to see a miniature version.

Although the original adult sweater was designed for women, I definitely think that the
 baby sizes could work for both a girl or a boy. 
Knit up in this beautiful glowing brown, I think it suits my little guy very well.

Here is the pattern information:

Please note that the smaller sizes require a smaller gauge.


6 months (12 months, 18 months, 2)[4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14]

Shown in size 6 months and size 4; to be worn with 1-2” /  2.5-5 cm of positive ease.


Sizes 6 months (12 months, 18 months, 2) 2 (2, 2, 3) skeins Becoming Art Theia Sport (75% Merino Wool, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk; 260 yd / 238m; 4 oz / 113g); in Tulgey Wood OR 380 (430, 500, 575) yds / 347 (393, 457, 526) m of a sport or fingering weight wool blend such as Madelinetosh Tosh Sock.

Sizes 4 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14) 3 [4, 5, 5, 6, 7] skeins Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK (100% Merino Wool; 225 yd / 206 m; 3 ½ oz / 100g); in Sequoia OR 675 (795, 955, 1110, 1270, 1385) yds  617 (727, 873, 1015, 1161, 1266) m of a dk or sport weight wool blend such as Madelinetosh Tosh Merino or Madelinetosh Tosh Sport.

Sizes 6 months (12 months, 18 months, 2)

US3 / 3.25mm 24” / 60 cm circular needle and set of 4 dpns

US2 / 2.75 mm 24” / 60 cm circular needle
Sizes 4 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14)
US6 / 4 mm 24” / 60 cm circular needle and set of 4 dpns
US5 / 3.75 mm 24” / 60 cm circular needle
Stitch markers, 4 scraps of yarn to hold underarm sts 1 safety pin marker, 2 stitch holders, cable needle, tapestry needle, 5 (5, 6, 6)[5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8] medium buttons ½ (½, ½, ½)[1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1)”/ 1.5 (1.5, 1.5, 1.5)[2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5] cm in diameter, sewing needle and matching thread

Sizes 6 months (12 months, 18 months, 2) 28 sts and 38 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st on US 3 / 3.25 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Sizes 4 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14) 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st on US 6 / 4 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

A note about yarn choice and gauge:
For this design, I felt that a thicker yarn knit at a tight gauge made the leaf and cable motif at the yoke really stand out. If you happen to knit loosely, you may find that you are more easily able to achieve the same gauge by substituting a thinner yarn such as a sport weight for the larger sizes and a fingering weight for the smaller sizes. Remember that although the thickness of yarn is a personal preference, the most important thing is that you are able to match the pattern gauge.

Since all of our Coastal Kids patterns are available in a wide range of sizes, 
Big Sister has a matching Little Oak of her very own!

Here is the size 4 on my very very petite six year old daughter. :)

It's not often that I come across a sweater pattern that can be knit for both of them and myself as well!

Our family will be enjoying this design for years to come and I hope that yours does too!

Purchase the pdf below or look for the pattern in print at your local yarn shop.

Be sure to check out Hannah's blog on May 4th for the release of our next Coastal Kids pattern...

Mini Water's Edge!