I snapped this picture while I was blocking the new samples of Baby Sophisticate to show my technique for getting a nicely rounded shawl collar. While wet blocking the sweaters, I simply rolled up a paper towel and folded the collar over it so that it dried in the shape I would want when the sweater is being worn. This helps to avoid the really stretched out and flat collar that can sometimes happen with wet blocking.
It’s finally ready! Here is the updated, improved and expanded version of Baby Sophisticate I’ve had in the works for a while. I’m so excited to have this pattern finally available in expanded sizes!
The new pattern includes an updated construction, corrected sizing (since the original pattern ran small) and many more sizes. Baby & Child Sophisticate includes baby sizes of 3 (6, 12, 18, 24) months with finished chest measurements of 20 1⁄4 (21, 22, 22 3⁄4, 24 1⁄4)”/ 51.5 (53.5, 56, 58, 61.5) cm and child sizes 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) with finished chest measurements of 25 (26 3⁄4, 29, 30 1⁄2, 32 1⁄4)”/ 63.5 (68, 73.5, 77.5, 82) cm.
I’ve knit this new version of the pattern in Knit Picks Swish Worsted (the samples are Squirrel Heather) which is 100% Merino wool and superwash (so, perfect for babies and kiddos). The gauge for the updated pattern is 4.5 sts/ 6 rows per inch in stockinette stitch.
The free version of Baby Sophisticate will always remain available so that everyone will have access to the extensive notes of those who have knitted the pattern before and the wonderful translations made by fellow Ravelers. This pattern is simply an extension of the original for those interested in more sizes, improved sizing for the 3 and 6 month sizes and construction updates.
Both the baby and child sizes are included in the new pattern. The new pattern follows the same general logic as the original, with a few improvements such as more accurate sizing, as I said, a better fitting underarm, more detailed instructions on the construction of the collar and improved instructions for the buttonholes.
Baby & Child Sophisticate is available for 6.50 (USD) as a download in my Ravelry Store or through Paypal. Just click below!
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