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Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop Tour

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Welcome to the Day 4 of the Tour!  Amy from Naptime Crafters, has a real knack for making patterns and has designed over 100 of them.  I'm fortunate enough to have quite a few in my collection, and always enjoy sewing a peek-a-boo shop pattern.  

I had the pleasure of making the V-neck cardigan, which is one of the new patterns for Spring.  It is sized from 3 months to 12 years, so you can get a lot of use out of this pattern.  And if you have any apprehension about sewing with knits, they'll quickly disappear with Amy's clear instructions.  In fact, this pattern was so easy and quick to make, I was able to whip up two of them in very little time.  Each one is a slight variation of the pattern, which shows there's plenty of opportunity to customize the design.  

Tobias' cardigan is a size 5, and he has some room to grow into it (he's not quite five yet).  I varied it a bit by adding some colour blocking on the front and one of the sleeves.  The fabric is a combination of some grey acrylic sweater knit I've had in my stash for ages, a green sweater of mine I haven't worn in years, and black ribbed knit for the neck binding, bottom band, and cuffs.     

Anja's size 2T cardigan is made from the extra material I had leftover from the sweater I cut up to colour block Tobias'.  It was a really quick sew because I was able to salvage the existing ribbed edges for the bottom band and sleeve cuffs.  I changed the length to make it cropped and paired it with a store bought polo, some skinny jeans, and her sunshine yellow flats.  She's definitely happy with it (and with her brother's off-camera antics!)!

Click below to head over to the shop to pick up this or any of the other patterns.

Elegance & Elephants

You can keep following the tour or catch up on stops you missed by clicking on the blogs below, and don't forget to enter the amazing giveaway to win one of every pattern featured in the tour (there will be TWO winners!).

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15 comments on "Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop Tour"
  1. You know I love color blocking so naturally I LOVE this. Great great boy cardigan! And the colors are perfect.

  2. I spy the color of the year and LOVE it! Great job. . .this is much needed motivation for us to attempt knits!

    1. Yeah, I was going to mention it, but everyone's already heard about EMERALD, PANTONE'S COLOR OF THE YEAR!!! LOL

  3. I love the idea of a cropped version! Your color choices are fab too.

  4. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The green (which I think I have in my stash in sweater form... hmmmm) is AWESOME!!!! I love the cropped version, but my fav is the way you color blocked T's - you rock my socks ;o)

  5. I'm *pretty* sure that I think the cardigans/pattern/sewing are what I like here, but I'm way to distracted by the adorable kids.

  6. I love this cardigan. I've made several pairs of Peekaboo skinny jeans for my littlies and this is another great basic pattern that has endless options.

  7. Adorable! I love how you put the little touch of green on the sleeve. And the cropped cardi...perfect!

  8. You guys are TOO GOOD at making me want to buy all of these patterns! It doesn't hurt that these two are ridiculously adorable either! Anja is basically the reason I got the Ruffle Top pattern the other day :-)
    The green on the two of them looks incredible and I am also a HUGE color-blocking fan--FABULOUS!

  9. So cute and I love the look...especially with the emerald green! Well done!

  10. Oh my! I love it cropped! So cute.

  11. these are both so darling... love the emerald!


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