Don’t Miss My New Knickers Discount!

Don’t Miss My New Knickers Discount!

As you may have read in my blog post last week I Have My New Knickers Out! my latest pattern is a cute pair of ruffled baby knickers. You will probably also know that you can get your discounted copy of Knickers on Ravelry, with an automatic 15% off. On Payhip where you can use the code KnickersRelease for 15% off and here on my own website. But what you might not realise is that all codes and offers finish today, the 3rd November so don’t miss out!

As you will know, earlier this year my knitting time was filled with knitting lots and lots of baby things for the arrival of a new granddaughter. She arrived in the summer, and I cannot believe she is already over two months old! But I would like to take you back to the spring, when one of the first pink things I made when I found out the baby was going to be a girl was a cute little dress. It was a pattern called Edyth by Jenny Weibe and I was lucky enough to be gifted the pattern from last year’s Gift-a-Long.

The dress had the most gorgeous ruffles on the sleeves which were so much fun to knit! If you haven’t seen the photos of this cute dress they are in my earlier blog post Recent Knitting Patterns I Have Loved

Inspired by the Ruffles!

Anyone looking at the dress cannot help but be inspired by the gorgeous ruffles. They are simple to make and yet so effective when they are finished. And what does every little girl need to go with a cute little dress? Knickers of course! And what could be cuter than a double whammy of ruffles on those little knickers?

Last week was the exciting launch day of my Knickers! pattern, and I was excited to share the pattern because I know you will love making them for those little girls in your life. Don’t forget you can grab you copy of the pattern on Ravelry, Payhip and LoveCrafts as well as here on my own website! The pattern is discounted by 15% for just a few more hours here, on Ravelry and Payhip (don’t forget you will need the code KnickersRelease for the discount on Payhip) . Unfortunately I am unable to discount it on LoveCrafts. If you are a subscriber to my newsletter check your inbox for your exclusive discount code for 30% off.

And So Are Born Ruffled Knickers!

These Knickers have a construction that starts at the waist on the back, goes down to the gusset and then back up to the front band. This means there is a little seaming to do, but only a small amount on the sides. The ribbing is a 1×1 twisted rib, of course as it is my favourite, and it is done as part of the main body. The ribbing on the legs is done after seaming the sides, and they are picked up and knitted in the round.

And then of course you finish off with lots of fun ruffles. This is the bit where you can have a bit of fun. You can use the same yarn as you used for the main part of the knickers, or you could go wild and use a contrast. One of my test knitters did this and I think the effect is very eye-catching. Why not have a look at some of my testers project pages for some inspiration – Erin’s Knickers, Baby Ryan’s Knickers! and Jess’ Knickers Bikini Set.

Cover Up Those Nappies!

Let’s face it, they are a necessity of any baby’s life but that doesn’t mean that we need to be left looking at them. Disposable nappies, although convenient, are not nice to look at. When I had my son I used real nappies and they came with some really cute covers. But he wore trousers which covered them up so you couldn’t see them anyway. When my daughter was a baby I found that with work and the demands of a toddler it was much better to use disposables. But then she was wearing dresses and skirts which showed them off and I ended up needing cute knickers to hide them.

Use All the Yarn!

Really these are a great stash buster project for all those bit and pieces of baby yarn you have left over from making cardigans and blankets. You could go wild and use a different colour for all the outfits, or even a different colour for each individual ruffle!

If you are on social media don’t forget to tag me if you are making any of my patterns. I love to see your WIPs and FOs. I am @allneedles on all the regular places. Or use #allneedles #emmasadler or #emmasadlerdesigns

And please do sign up for my Newsletter as you will get a 50% off code for any of my patterns as well as exclusive codes every time I release a new pattern!

Are You Addicted to Test Knitting?

Are You Addicted to Test Knitting?

This week I opened test knitting for a new cowl pattern called Meet Me Inside.  I will be talking more about the pattern itself in an upcoming blog post.  But it got me thinking about the whole process of getting a pattern ready and released.

How many of you have ever taken part in a test knit before?  Do you even know how to take part in test knitting?  And do you know how fun it can be?

It’s How I Got Started!

I have been designing my own knitting patterns since 2013 and I love doing it.  As far as I am concerned it is the best job in the world.  But before I was writing my own patterns I spent a lot of time test knitting and sample knitting for other designers.  One of them being Marie Wallin.

Sample Knitting Isn’t Test Knitting

There is a difference between sample and test knitting and you might not realise the distinction.  Sample knitting is where a designer sends you the yarn and pattern, you make the sample and then send it back.  When I did this for Marie Wallin I would be making the first sample, so there wouldn’t be a photo of the finished item for me to look at.  I loved doing this, it was almost like taking part in a MKAL.  

One of the advantages of taking on sample knitting is the fact that you are usually being paid to knit.  And who hasn’t wanted to be able to earn money from doing your favourite hobby.  You get to see patterns before anyone else, and it is fun to see a new sample taking shape.

But there are down sides too.  You don’t really have much choice about your knitting.  You are told which yarn to use with which patterns and, of course, you don’t get to keep the sample after all that hard work you have put in.

Some patterns that I made the samples for are Thyme Wrap  And Hazel as well as Alice   I have made quite a few more but I will let you have a nosy through My Projects if you are interested.

So What is Test Knitting?

When you take part in test knitting you don’t get paid.  But you do have a lot more control.  You can pick which yarn you want to use.  Some designers may ask you to use a particular fibre or company, but most are very flexible.  I like test knitters to choose the yarn they would have if they had bought my pattern. 

You will usually get a choice in the size you make.  As many patterns come in more than one size designers like to try and get as many of those sizes tested as possible.  So if you want to make something for your 4 year old granddaughter it is likely you can find a test that will allow you to do that.

You choose which patterns you want to make.  If you are interested there are groups on Ravelry and Facebook where you can see tests that are open.  You can also get in touch with designers that you like and ask if they have a list of knitters that they contact when they open a test.  I know that I keep a list and I have a thread in my Ravelry group where anyone can ask to be added to that list of Test Knitters. I always earburn those people on it when I am looking to fill up spots so they get to learn about it first.  

Best of all, when you take part in test knitting you get to keep the finished item.  Many knitters who are on a budget find that test knitting helps their pattern budget go further.  In exchange for a bit of your time to read a pattern for sense and to see if the instructions accurately help you to make a thing, you will get the pattern in your Ravelry library on release.  And many designers offer codes for other patterns by way of a thank you for good project pages and feedback.

One of the reasons knitters get involved in test knitting is that not only do you get to have a sneak peek at new patterns coming out, but you will be involved in the design process.  Some knitters find it quite addictive!

If you would like to give it a try but have never been involved in a test before then have no fear!  Designers are a friendly bunch and will guide you through the process.  If you would like to be involved in the test knitting phase of my Meet Me Inside cowl pattern then please sign up!  I would love to have you join in.  The Test Thread is running on Ravelry or you can send me an email.

 

If you enjoyed this post then please take a look at my others – Emma’s Blog

And if you are making one of my designs please don’t forget to share photos with me on!  I am @allneedles on all social media places.

Quick as a Flash – Birthday Sale!

Quick as a Flash – Birthday Sale!

I Am Having a Flash Birthday Sale!

Today I am having a birthday sale. I wanted to share my day with you and have you join in the celebrations with me. Usually I would be able to visit my family and friends on my birthday. Or I would meet them somewhere for a coffee. I would be able to go out to my favourite restaurant for dinner.

Birthday Sale
Everglade Beanie

This year is different. With the national lockdown restrictions all the restaurants are closed. We can’t go to the shops to buy gifts or sit in a cafe and enjoy a coffee with friends. But I can share my day with you in the form of a flash birthday sale. For just 24 hours all my patterns in my Ravelry store and my Payhip store will be reduced by 25%. But you will need to hurry to grab your discount – it all ends at 23:59 on 7th January 2021.

How To Join In My Birthday Sale

In my Ravelry store my birthday sale discount will be applied to your basket without the need for a coupon. Just add the patterns you want to your cart and check out. As simple as that.

In my Payhip store you will need to use the coupon code Birthday to get your 25% off all my patterns.

Which Patterns Will You Choose?

The weather has taken a decidedly wintry turn in recent weeks. But that is ok, as it is the perfect weather for sitting cosy in front of the fire and tv and picking up a knitting project. And with the national restrictions related to covid-19 we are all enjoying staying safe at home more than we may have done this time last year.

Do you enjoy knitting stocking stitch in the round so that you can concentrate on a TV show? If so then you may enjoy the cowl Meet Me Inside, my latest pattern. It is a cowl knitted in once piece in the round and you can make it as long or as short as you want.

Or do you want a garment pattern? Vera and Stanhope are both v-neck raglans which are knitted top-down. You begin flat, but once the neck shaping is completed the body and arms are all knitted in the round.

If you prefer your garments knitted flat then how about Arundale? This vest was designed for my Dad but one of my testers made it for herself and loves it with a pair of jeans. She didn’t want to knit in the round as she likes long, straight needles that she can tuck under her arms as she knits.

Are you knitting for a baby? I have a few patterns for the little ones in mind which I designed for my grandson and my granddaughter. How about Sandy Point? I used a fair isle effect yarn to make mine, but you could use a solid or variegated and it would look brilliant.

Or for a little girl you can’t go wrong with a pair of frilly knickers! I recently took part in the Indie Designer’s Gift-A-Long where my Knickers pattern was the talk of the town. One of the other designers was even a little sad that the pattern wasn’t graded big enough to make herself a pair!

Don’t Forget To Share My Birthday Sale!

No matter which of my patterns takes your fancy don’t forget to share, share, share! Tell your friends about the sale, tell me which design has caught your eye, and of course please share photos of your WIPs!

I love to see what you are making. Tag me on social media using @allneedles or #allneedles #emmasadler #emmasadlerdesigns

I will be releasing some new patterns soon so don’t forget to make sure you are signed up to my newsletter to be the first to know and receive exclusive coupon codes!

Don’t Miss Out on Meet Me Inside!

Don’t Miss Out on Meet Me Inside!

Last week I released the pattern for my Meet Me Inside Cowl. It was launched with an introductory discount which will be ending soon! Hurry and grab your copy before time runs out!

If you follow me on social media you may have seen one or two photos of this cowl, or you may have read my previous blog post about it. But if you don’t follow me you might not have seen this eye catching cowl, so let me introduce you now!

You can grab you copy of the pattern here on my website, as well as in my Ravelry and Payhip stores. If you are a subscriber to my newsletter you will have an exclusive coupon for a 30% discount, but this will also be finishing today!

Earlier in the year I was listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, a lot! And at the same time I was designing this cowl. One of the songs from Hamilton, Meet Me Inside seemed to fit as the name for the cowl due to the construction.

The Lace

One of the things you will notice first about Meet Me Inside is the lovely lace detail. This is a stocking stitch based lace and although it is quite simple it is also eye-catching. It adds a bit of interest to the pattern whilst you are knitting it, but is simple enough that you will be able to memorise the pattern quite quickly. If you are looking for a pattern that is good for TV knitting without being just garter or stocking stitch then this could be perfect for you.

There is a stocking stitch section which is designed to sit at the back of the neck. You could make this as long or as short as you want. Just stop when you are ready or keep on going!

The Meet Up!

The Meet Me Inside comes from the cast on and bind off. It uses a provisional cast on which is grafted together with the live stitches at the end to cast off. This has the added advantage of leaving you without a seam to join and no ends to weave in when you have finished.

It is knitted in the round, which again cuts down on the amount of ends you will need to weave in. You don’t have to worry about a right or a wrong side either. There is nothing more frustrating than spending a lot of time and effort to make a gorgeous looking cowl only for it to slip and show the wrong side when you are wearing it. With Meet Me Inside you have the perfect reversible item that will keep you looking good and warm!

How Long Will You Go?

The cowl starts and ends with stocking stitch sections. You can make these as long or as short as you like. The same for the lace section. If you love the look and are enjoying knitting it there is no reason why you can’t just keep going. I made a short cowl which sits nicely around my neck, but if you prefer a longer style this pattern is perfect!

Use All the Yarn!

I used one strand of Baby Cashmerino and one strand of mohair held together to make my Meet Me Inside cowl. I know that a lot of people can’t wear mohair, so if you leave it off it will still be a gorgeous cowl. Just sub in your favourite DK weight yarn of any fibre and you will be good to go!

I released this pattern just a few days ago, on Tuesday 15th December 2020. Don’t forget to make sure you are on my Email List so you get your excusive subscriber discount for all my new patterns.

And if you are on social media don’t forget to tag me if you are making any of my patterns. I love to see your WIPs and FOs. I am @allneedles on all the regular places. Or use #allneedles #emmasadler or #emmasadlerdesigns

If you enjoyed this post please check out my others – Emma’s Blog.

Don’t Miss Out on Meet Me Inside!

Magical Meet Me Inside Is Launched!

This morning I released my Meet Me Inside Cowl, and I wanted you to be one of the first to know! If you follow me on social media you may have seen one or two photos of this cowl, or you may have read my previous blog post about it. But if you don’t follow me you might not have seen these eye catching cowl, so let me introduce you now!

You can grab you copy of the pattern here on my website, as well as in my Ravelry and Payhip stores. The pattern is released with 15% of automatically on Ravely. On Payhip you will need the code allneedles. If you are a subscriber to my newsletter you will have an exclusive coupon for a 30% discount!

Earlier in the year I was listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, a lot! And at the same time I was designing this cowl. One of the songs from Hamilton, Meet Me Inside seemed to fit as the name for the cowl due to the construction.

The Lace

One of the things you will notice first about Meet Me Inside is the lovely lace detail. This is a stocking stitch based lace and although it is quite simple it is also eye-catching. It adds a bit of interest to the pattern whilst you are knitting it, but is simple enough that you will be able to memorise the pattern quite quickly. If you are looking for a pattern that is good for TV knitting without being just garter or stocking stitch then this could be perfect for you.

There is a stocking stitch section which is designed to sit at the back of the neck. You could make this as long or as short as you want. Just stop when you are ready or keep on going!

The Meet Up!

The Meet Me Inside comes from the cast on and bind off. It uses a provisional cast on which is grafted together with the live stitches at the end to cast off. This has the added advantage of leaving you without a seam to join and no ends to weave in when you have finished.

It is knitted in the round, which again cuts down on the amount of ends you will need to weave in. You don’t have to worry about a right or a wrong side either. There is nothing more frustrating than spending a lot of time and effort to make a gorgeous looking cowl only for it to slip and show the wrong side when you are wearing it. With Meet Me Inside you have the perfect reversible item that will keep you looking good and warm!

How Long Will You Go?

The cowl starts and ends with stocking stitch sections. You can make these as long or as short as you like. The same for the lace section. If you love the look and are enjoying knitting it there is no reason why you can’t just keep going. I made a short cowl which sits nicely around my neck, but if you prefer a longer style this pattern is perfect!

Use All the Yarn!

I used one strand of Baby Cashmerino and one strand of mohair held together to make my Meet Me Inside cowl. I know that a lot of people can’t wear mohair, so if you leave it off it will still be a gorgeous cowl. Just sub in your favourite sport weight yarn of any fibre and you will be good to go!

Don’t forget to make sure you are on my Email List so you get your excusive subscriber discount for all my new patterns.

And if you are on social media don’t forget to tag me if you are making any of my patterns. I love to see your WIPs and FOs. I am @allneedles on all the regular places. Or use #allneedles #emmasadler or #emmasadlerdesigns

If you enjoyed this post please check out my others – Emma’s Blog.

Don’t Miss Out on Meet Me Inside!

Coming Soon – First Look at Marvellous Meet Me Inside!

This morning I found myself wishing I was wearing my Meet Me Inside Cowl. Can you also feel the chill in the air? It was only 1 degree centigrade this morning when I walked the dog. There was a distinct feel of winter in the air. Does it feel like that where you are at the moment? It got me to thinking that I should have brought a cowl with me to keep my neck and face warm.

If you follow me on social media you may have seen one or two photos of this cowl that I will be releasing on 15th December. But if you don’t follow me you might not have seen these cuties, so let me introduce you now!

Earlier in the year I was listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, a lot! And at the same time I was designing this cowl. One of the songs from Hamilton, Meet Me Inside seemed to fit as the name for the cowl due to the construction.

The Lace

One of the things you will notice first about Meet Me Inside is the lovely lace detail. This is a stocking stitch based lace and although it is quite simple it is also eye-catching. It adds a bit of interest to the pattern whilst you are knitting it, but is simple enough that you will be able to memorise the pattern quite quickly. If you are looking for a pattern that is good for TV knitting without being just garter or stocking stitch then this could be perfect for you.

There is a stocking stitch section which is designed to sit at the back of the neck. You could make this as long or as short as you want. Just stop when you are ready or keep on going!

The Meet Up!

The Meet Me Inside comes from the cast on and bind off. It uses a provisional cast on which is grafted together with the live stitches at the end to cast off. This has the added advantage of leaving you without a seam to join and no ends to weave in when you have finished.

It is knitted in the round, which again cuts down on the amount of ends you will need to weave in. You don’t have to worry about a right or a wrong side either. There is nothing more frustrating than spending a lot of time and effort to make a gorgeous looking cowl only for it to slip and show the wrong side when you are wearing it. With Meet Me Inside you have the perfect reversible item that will keep you looking good and warm!

How Long Will You Go?

The cowl starts and ends with stocking stitch sections. You can make these as long or as short as you like. The same for the lace section. If you love the look and are enjoying knitting it there is no reason why you can’t just keep going. I made a short cowl which sits nicely around my neck, but if you prefer a longer style this pattern is perfect!

Use All the Yarn!

I used one strand of Baby Cashmerino and one strand of mohair held together to make my Meet Me Inside cowl. I know that a lot of people can’t wear mohair, so if you leave it off it will still be a gorgeous cowl. Just sub in your favourite DK weight yarn of any fibre and you will be good to go!

I will be releasing this pattern in just a few days, on Tuesday 15th December 2020. Don’t forget to make sure you are on my Email List so you get your excusive subscriber discount for all my new patterns.

And if you are on social media don’t forget to tag me if you are making any of my patterns. I love to see your WIPs and FOs. I am @allneedles on all the regular places. Or use #allneedles #emmasadler or #emmasadlerdesigns

If you enjoyed this post please check out my others – Emma’s Blog.

Did You Miss My Trendy New Trollies?

Did You Miss My Trendy New Trollies?

Last week I released my latest pattern – Trollies. It is a cute little pair of shorts for babies up to 12 months old and I just wanted to make sure you didn’t miss the release and don’t miss out on the time limited discount. I know I usually release my new patterns on the last Tuesday of the month, but the end of November is looking pretty full for me. My husband is hoping to come home for the first time this year and I have a few other commitments. So I have brought the Trollies release forward by a couple of weeks.

Where Can I Buy Trollies?

The pattern is now available to buy in my Ravelry Store, in my Payhip Store, here on my website. Hurry though! All release discounts only last for the rest of today! The pattern is also be available on LoveCrafts but I am unable to offer a discount on there.

Tell Me More!

If you follow me on social media you may have seen one or two photos of these cute little shorts. Or if you have read my previous blog post My Trendy New Trollies Have Arrived! you will know that I designed this baby knit when my step-daughter was expecting her second baby.

She had not long found out that she was having a baby girl, and had requested a few things in pink and grey. I decided to go with grey for these shorts as they will be perfect for the baby to wear when playing on the floor with her big brother. But I also wanted to incorporate the pink so added a cute little bow.

If you want to have a look at some of the other things I knitted for my granddaughter you can see them in my earlier blog post Recent Knitting Patterns I Have Loved

The Lace

One of the things you will notice first about Trollies is the cute little lace detail on the bottom of the legs. This is a garter based lace and although it is quite simple it is also eye-catching. It is knitted separately and then the legs are picked up afterwards. If you wanted you could leave this off for a cleaner, simpler finish. You might also prefer to knit Trollies without it if you are making them for a little boy.

You could also knit the lace in a contrasting colour. One of my testers did this and I think it is super cute and effective. If you are like me and need portable projects to keep in your bag in case you find yourself waiting whilst running errands, this is perfect. You can easily knit the little lace sections on the go.

The Waistband

As you will see in the photos I finished off the waistband of my Trollies with a cute little pink bow. But I think it would look super cute if you used a button instead. A few of my testers used nothing at all and left the waistband plain. I put in some elastic in my pair, and have included instructions on how I did this in case you want to do it too. One of the testers made an i-cord and used this instead of elastic and used it to tie a pretty bow at the front.

Why not have a look at some of my testers project pages for some inspiration – Labedz Trollies, Eyenowhour’s Trollies, KenneyJane’s Trollies, Erin’s Trollies.

How Big Will You Go?

So how big is the little one you are planning to make these for? 12 months old? Not a problem at all! The pattern is graded for sizes from Preemie all the way up to one year. As I said earlier, the lace is knitted flat then the legs are picked up and knitted with the body being in the round. This means there is very little seaming to do at the end, just the little bit in the crotch. That makes this pattern perfect for knitters who don’t like to sew seams or weave in too many ends when they have finished.

Use All the Yarn!

Really these are a great stash buster project for all those bit and pieces of baby yarn you have left over from making cardigans and blankets. You could go wild and use a different colour for the lace, for the legs and even stripes on the body part. How many combinations of colours can you come up with?

The pattern is now available in my Ravelry store and here on my website with 15% off, you don’t need a code. You can also get the pattern in my Payhip store where you will need to use the code MyTrollies to get the discount. But hurry! The code expires in just a few hours! Don’t forget to make sure you are on my Email List so you get your excusive subscriber 30% discount for all my future pattern releases.

And if you are on social media don’t forget to tag me if you are making any of my patterns. I love to see your WIPs and FOs. I am @allneedles on all the regular places. Or use #allneedles #emmasadler or #emmasadlerdesigns

Did You Miss My Trendy New Trollies?

My Trendy New Trollies Have Arrived!

Today is Trollies Day! I know I usually release my new patterns on the last Tuesday of the month, but the end of November is looking pretty full for me. My husband is hoping to come home for the first time this year and I have a few other commitments. So I have brought this release forwards to today.

Where Can I Buy Trollies?

The pattern is now available to buy in my Ravelry Store, in my Payhip Store, here on my Website. Hurry though! All release discounts only last a few days! Tomorrow the pattern will also be available on LoveCrafts. It takes a little longer to get my new patterns listed on there.

Tell Me More!

If you follow me on social media you may have seen one or two photos of these cute little shorts. Or if you have read my previous blog post Coming Soon – My Trendy New Trollies! you will know that I designed this baby knit when my step-daughter was expecting her second baby.

She had not long found out that she was having a baby girl, and had requested a few things in pink and grey. I decided to go with grey for these shorts as they will be perfect for the baby to wear when playing on the floor with her big brother. But I also wanted to incorporate the pink so added a cute little bow.

If you want to have a look at some of the other things I knitted for my granddaughter you can see them in my earlier blog post Recent Knitting Patterns I Have Loved

The Lace

One of the things you will notice first about Trollies is the cute little lace detail on the bottom of the legs. This is a garter based lace and although it is quite simple it is also eye-catching. It is knitted separately and then the legs are picked up afterwards. If you wanted you could leave this off for a cleaner, simpler finish. You might also prefer to knit Trollies without it if you are making them for a little boy.

You could also knit the lace in a contrasting colour. One of my testers did this and I think it is super cute and effective. If you are like me and need portable projects to keep in your bag in case you find yourself waiting whilst running errands, this is perfect. You can easily knit the little lace sections on the go.

The Waistband

As you will see in the photos I finished off the waistband of my Trollies with a cute little pink bow. But I think it would look super cute if you used a button instead. A few of my testers used nothing at all and left the waistband plain. I put in some elastic in my pair, and have included instructions on how I did this in case you want to do it too. One of the testers made an i-cord and used this instead of elastic and used it to tie a pretty bow at the front.

Why not have a look at some of my testers project pages for some inspiration – Labedz Trollies, Eyenowhour’s Trollies, KenneyJane’s Trollies, Erin’s Trollies.

How Big Will You Go?

So how big is the little one you are planning to make these for? 12 months old? Not a problem at all! The pattern is graded for sizes from Preemie all the way up to one year. As I said earlier, the lace is knitted flat then the legs are picked up and knitted with the body being in the round. This means there is very little seaming to do at the end, just the little bit in the crotch. That makes this pattern perfect for knitters who don’t like to sew seams or weave in too many ends when they have finished.

Use All the Yarn!

Really these are a great stash buster project for all those bit and pieces of baby yarn you have left over from making cardigans and blankets. You could go wild and use a different colour for the lace, for the legs and even stripes on the body part. How many combinations of colours can you come up with?

The pattern is now available in my Ravelry store and here on my website with 15% off, you don’t need a code. You can also get the pattern in my Payhip store where you will need to use the code MyTrollies to get the discount. Don’t forget to make sure you are on my Email List so you get your excusive subscriber 30% discount for all my future pattern releases.

And if you are on social media don’t forget to tag me if you are making any of my patterns. I love to see your WIPs and FOs. I am @allneedles on all the regular places. Or use #allneedles #emmasadler or #emmasadlerdesigns

Did You Miss My Trendy New Trollies?

Coming Soon – My Trendy New Trollies?

Trollies! I am sorry, I just love the word trollies! It will probably come as no surprise to you that I have recently been working on a new knitting pattern and I just had to name it something fun. I know I usually release my new patterns on the last Tuesday of the month, but the end of November is looking pretty full for me. My husband is hoping to come home for the first time this year and I have a few other commitments. So I have brought this release forwards to Tuesday 10th November 2020.

If you follow me on social media you may have seen one or two photos of these cute little shorts. But if you haven’t you might not have seen these cuties, so let me introduce you now!

Earlier in the year I was busy knitting lots and lots of baby things for the upcoming arrival of a new granddaughter. I made a few pretty things like a ruffled dress and matching Knickers. But I also wanted to make something that was comfy for the baby to roll around on the floor in. I called them Trollies, and I think they will be perfect for when my granddaughter is learning to roll over and crawl after her big brother.

If you want to have a look at some of the other things I knitted for my granddaughter you can see them in my earlier blog post Recent Knitting Patterns I Have Loved

The Lace

One of the things you will notice first about Trollies is the cute little lace detail on the bottom of the legs. This is a garter based lace and although it is quite simple it is also eye-catching. It is knitted separately and then the legs are picked up afterwards. If you wanted you could leave this off for a cleaner, simpler finish. You might also prefer to knit Trollies without it if you are making them for a little boy.

You could also knit the lace in a contrasting colour. One of my testers did this and I think it is super cute and effective.

The Waistband

As you will see in the photos I finished off the waistband of my Trollies with a cute little pink bow. But I think it would look super cute if you used a button instead. A few of my testers used nothing at all and left the waistband plain. I put in some elastic in my pair, and have included instructions on how I did this in case you want to do it too. One of the testers made an i-cord and used this instead of elastic and used it to tie a pretty bow at the front.

Why not have a look at some of my testers project pages for some inspiration – Labedz Trollies, Eyenowhour’s Trollies, KenneyJane’s Trollies, Erin’s Trollies.

How Big Will You Go?

So how big is the little one you are planning to make these for? 12 months old? Not a problem at all! The pattern is graded for sizes from Preemie all the way up to one year. As I said earlier, the lace is knitted flat then the legs are picked up and knitted with the body being in the round. This means there is very little seaming to do at the end, just the little bit in the crotch. That makes this pattern perfect for knitters who don’t like to sew seams or weave in too many ends when they have finished.

Use All the Yarn!

Really these are a great stash buster project for all those bit and pieces of baby yarn you have left over from making cardigans and blankets. You could go wild and use a different colour for the lace, for the legs and even stripes on the body part. How many combinations of colours can you come up with?

I will be releasing this pattern in just a few days, on Tuesday 10th November 2020. Don’t forget to make sure you are on my Email List so you get your excusive subscriber discount for all my new patterns.

And if you are on social media don’t forget to tag me if you are making any of my patterns. I love to see your WIPs and FOs. I am @allneedles on all the regular places. Or use #allneedles #emmasadler or #emmasadlerdesigns

Don’t Miss My New Knickers Discount!

I Have My New Knickers Out!

As you may have read in my blog post last week Have You Seen My New Knickers? My latest pattern is a cute pair of ruffled baby knickers. Well the good news I can share with you today is that the pattern has now been released! You can get your discounted copy of Knickers on Ravelry, with an automatic 15% off. On Payhip where you can use the code KnickersRelease for 15% off and here on my own website. All codes and offers finish 3rd November so don’t miss out! It is also available on LoveCrafts but I am unable to run a promotion there.

As you will know, this year has been filled with knitting lots and lots of baby things for the upcoming arrival of a new granddaughter. She arrived in the summer, but rewinding to the spring, I had been knitting neutral things, but one of the first pink things I made when I found out the baby was going to be a girl was a cute little dress. It was a pattern called Edyth by Jenny Weibe and I was lucky enough to be gifted the pattern from last year’s Gift-a-Long.

The dress had the most gorgeous ruffles on the sleeves which were so much fun to knit! If you haven’t seen the photos of this cute dress they are in my earlier blog post Recent Knitting Patterns I Have Loved

Inspired by the Ruffles!

Anyone looking at the dress cannot help but be inspired by the gorgeous ruffles. They are simple to make and yet so effective when they are finished. And what does every little girl need to go with a cute little dress? Knickers of course! And what could be cuter than a double whammy of ruffles on those little knickers?

Today is the exciting launch day of my Knickers! pattern, and I know you will love making them for that little girl in your life. You can grab you copy of the pattern on Ravelry, Payhip and LoveCrafts as well as here on my own website! The pattern is discounted by 15% for the next week here, on Ravelry and Payhip. Unfortunately I am unable to discount it on LoveCrafts. If you are a subscriber to my newsletter check your inbox for your exclusive discount code for 30% off. But hurry – it is only valid for 7 days.

And So Are Born Ruffled Knickers!

These Knickers have a construction that starts at the waist on the back, goes down to the gusset and then back up to the front band. This means there is a little seaming to do, but only a small amount on the sides. The ribbing is a 1×1 twisted rib, of course as it is my favourite, and it is done as part of the main body. The ribbing on the legs is done after seaming the sides, and they are picked up and knitted in the round.

And then of course you finish off with lots of fun ruffles. This is the bit where you can have a bit of fun. You can use the same yarn as you used for the main part of the knickers, or you could go wild and use a contrast. One of my test knitters did this and I think the effect is very eye-catching. Why not have a look at some of my testers project pages for some inspiration – Erin’s Knickers, Baby Ryan’s Knickers! and Jess’ Knickers Bikini Set.

Cover Up Those Nappies!

Let’s face it, they are a necessity of any baby’s life but that doesn’t mean that we need to be left looking at them. Disposable nappies, although convenient, are not nice to look at. When I had my son I used real nappies and they came with some really cute covers. But he wore trousers which covered them up so you couldn’t see them anyway. When my daughter was a baby I found that with work and the demands of a toddler it was much better to use disposables. But then she was wearing dresses and skirts which showed them off and I ended up needing cute knickers to hide them.

Use All the Yarn!

Really these are a great stash buster project for all those bit and pieces of baby yarn you have left over from making cardigans and blankets. You could go wild and use a different colour for all the outfits, or even a different colour for each individual ruffle!

If you are on social media don’t forget to tag me if you are making any of my patterns. I love to see your WIPs and FOs. I am @allneedles on all the regular places. Or use #allneedles #emmasadler or #emmasadlerdesigns

Have You Seen My New Knickers?

Have You Seen My New Knickers?

I have been working on a new pattern for baby knickers, and if you follow me on IG you may have seen one or two photos of them already. But if you haven’t followed me on social media yet you might not have seen these cuties, so let me introduce you now!

Earlier in the year I was busy knitting lots and lots of baby things for the upcoming arrival of a new granddaughter. One of the first pink things I made when I found out the baby was going to be a girl was a cute little dress. It was a pattern called Edyth by Jenny Weibe and I was lucky enough to be gifted the pattern from last year’s Gift-a-Long.

The dress had the most gorgeous ruffles on the sleeves which were so much fun to knit! If you haven’t seen the photos of this cute dress they are in my earlier blog post Recent Knitting Patterns I Have Loved

Those Ruffles!

I enjoyed making the ruffles so much it got me thinking. They are simple to make and yet so effective when they are finished. And what does every little girl need to go with a cute little dress? Knickers of course! And what could be cuter than lots of ruffles on those little knickers?

Ruffled Knickers!

I set to work with a pair of needles, cute pink yarn and a pen and paper to work out the maths. I tried a few ways to construct the knickers, starting with trying to do part of them in the round. Of course I did! It is my favourite method of knitting everything! In the end I have gone with a construction that starts at the waist on the back, goes down to the gusset and then back up to the front band. This means there is a little seaming to do, but only a small amount on the sides.

And of course you finish off with lots of fun ruffles. This is the bit where you can have a bit of fun. You can use the same yarn as you used for the main part of the knickers, or you could go wild and use a contrast. One of my test knitters did this and I think the effect is very eye-catching. Why not have a look at some of my testers project pages for some inspiration – Erin’s Knickers, Baby Ryan’s Knickers! and Jess’ Knickers Bikini Set.

Cover Up Those Nappies!

Let’s face it, they are a necessity of any baby’s life but that doesn’t mean that we need to be left looking at them. Disposable nappies, although convenient, are not nice to look at. When I had my son I used real nappies and they came with some really cute covers. But he wore trousers which covered them up so you couldn’t see them anyway. When my daughter was a baby I found that with work and the demands of a toddler it was much better to use disposables. But then she was wearing dresses and skirts which showed them off and I ended up needing cute knickers to hide them.

Use All the Yarn!

Really these are a great stash buster project for all those bit and pieces of baby yarn you have left over from making cardigans and blankets. You could go wild and use a different colour for all the outfits, or even a different colour for each individual ruffle!

I will be releasing this pattern in just a few days. Don’t forget to make sure you are on my Email List so you get your excusive subscriber discount for all my new patterns.

And if you are on social media don’t forget to tag me if you are making any of my patterns. I love to see your WIPs and FOs. I am @allneedles on all the regular places. Or use #allneedles #emmasadler or #emmasadlerdesigns

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