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Friday, July 31, 2020

Friday Flashback: Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Photo on the left used with permission from Geneve Hoffman Photography.

Here is a pattern that I have shared before. It was published first in Storey Publishing's One-Skein Wonders for Babies, with only two sizes, but is now available for individual sale in five sizes from 0 - 6 months through 4/5 years. I played with the idea of a heart in this cache-coeur, or heart holder, which is a cross between a cardigan and a shawl. It is a really convenient garment for children, because it allows freedom of movement, but closes, using only two buttons. No wrestling a little one to get all the buttons closed. Even with the lace heart on the back (not where a baby can get fingers tangled up!), it is a quick knit, and makes for an impressive shower gift. Since it is now graded up to size 5, you can make one for an older sister to match, too. In the sample on the right, I used a seed stitch border rather than a garter stitch, and simple modifications are easy to do.

If you are interested in purchasing it, you can find it on PayHip, Ravelry, and LoveCrafts. I have a discount that was previously only available to my newsletter subscribers, but wanted to share it with you. Use the code threesizes on either PayHip or Ravelry and you will receive 30% off your purchase of the pattern. If you purchase this on LoveCrafts and wish to take advantage of the discount, please e-mail me with your receipt, and I will refund the difference. I am also happy to send a direct invoice from PayPal.

Please note that the pattern in the book only includes the first two sizes. If you are working from the book, please be aware that there are errors in rows 29 and 31 of the chart. They should read as follows:

29: K1, *K1, Kfb, YO, SSK, YO, Dec4, YO, K2tog, YO, Kfb, K2; repeat from * to end.

Row 31: K1, *K2, Kfb, YO, Dec4, YO, K3; repeat from * to end.

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