The Boy's Birthday Coat
We knit this coat for The Boy's first birthday. Wow, he turns 9 in a few weeks! A knitter recently left a comment on our Ravelry Project Page and reminded us about this great kids' pattern from Knitting Pure and Simple, sized for toddlers 1, 2, 3 and 4. While very few projects have been posted over the years (perhaps knitters are put off by the fuzzy trim in the original photos), it's a beautifully written pattern, fun to knit, and perfectly styled for growing little ones (first a coat, then a sweater). And its now available as a PDF download. Our version was knit eight years ago in Rowan Felted Tweed Aran (we no longer stock the aran weight Felted Tweed) but there are many other worsted weight options to choose from. For our new shop sample, we'll be using the dreamy Quince & Co. Owl. Other great options would be Quince & Co. Lark, Studio Donegal Tweed, Sweet Georgia Worsted, Berroco Pure Wool, Berroco Ultra Alpaca and Cascade 220.