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Camilla Babe by Quince & Co.

February 27, 2012

Upon first glance at this baby sweater I was sold. Upon knitting it I finally know what pattern love truly is. Now I’m contemplating an adult-sized sweater in the same style for me.

I love everything about this pattern. I really do.

This is knit from Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed, a yarn mix made from 85% Wool 10% Silk and 5% Cashmere. The color is Beanshoot. I’ve had it in my stash for years, just two balls waiting for the perfect project. Then along came baby Anna and she seemed like the perfect recipient. Too bad I got a little ahead of myself and knit a sweater sized for a 3-month-old for a baby born in February. This wee babe probably won’t be wearing wool this summer, but even if she never wears it, it was a heavenly knit. Knitting with good yarn is always a treat.

The pattern Camilla Babe comes from Quince & Co and designer Carrie Bostick Hoge. I don’t buy many knitting patterns as lots of patterns just aren’t my style. I like clean lines and simplicity. Although knitting can be simple and clean, it rarely seems to be.  The talented designers out there just have the ability to incorporate color and texture in so many different ways that it’s hard to keep it simple, I understand. But Quince & Co. — well, they have my heart. Their styles are perfect, their models lovely and their look books inspiring.

For this sweater I’m a sucker for the garter stitch. The bear claw pattern on the front makes for an interesting detail. And it’s a baby sweater. When I cast on for the first sleeve I squealed and made Regan look at how tiny it was. “An arm is going to fit in this!”

Sheesh. Baby clothing. Precious.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 27, 2012 9:45 am

    Beautiful! The bear claw pattern is lovely! I’d sport this sweater in the summer, you never know when it’ll get chilly!

    • Claire permalink
      February 27, 2012 10:05 am

      Thanks, Patti. It was a fun knit for sure. I’m now trying to think of other articles of clothing in which to incorporate the Bear Claw pattern.

  2. February 27, 2012 4:32 pm

    Yes, totally amazing,and completely beautiful! And yes, while it would completely engulf little Anna now, she is a tiny wee one and will be just the right size for it come Fall. I am madly in love with it, and if only Anna would open her 6-day-old eyes for more than a few minutes a day, she would agree as well. Thanks, Claire, and thanks for everything else (meaning, all the yummy freezer fixings :)). You are truly the best ever! Can’t wait for you to meet her.

    • Claire permalink
      February 27, 2012 11:14 pm

      Thanks, Susan. Glad you like it. Hope Anna does too. 🙂 Can’t wait to meet her. She looks pretty perfect.

      Here’s hoping the freezer food turns out OK. They are all untested recipes and of course I feel the need to give fair warning when I share meals I’ve not yet tasted!

  3. March 1, 2012 2:43 pm

    I love it! I can see why you want one in your size. 🙂

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