When shopping for my children, I love seeing clothes for them that are clearly inspired by adult clothing. Suspenders for Sam, tailored dresses for Elise, little ankle boots for Clara; these have become some of my favorite things to dress my kids in. Sometimes, the roles are reversed :-)
This past weekend I packed up my woolens and headed out with knitter friends on a pilgrimage to Rhinebeck, NY for the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. Friend Annie Rowden and I both went the same direction with our Rhinebeck sweaters- grown up versions of our favorite children's sweaters.
And wouldn't you know, we're not even the first ones to embrace this concept. Designer Kate Oates has built an entire collection around this idea; and better yet, is releasing book of 10 adult garments inspired by her well- loved children's patterns.
You may be familiar with Kate Oates by her handle "Tot Toppers". Kate is a pillar in the world of children's knits, and I'm so happy to see her sharing her talent and aesthetic more and more with us big people, too!
Grown is currently available as an e-book, or as a special pre-order bundle which includes the Grown e-book and your choice of a single Tot Toppers original children's pattern (deliverable upon purchase), along with the print version of Grown and a custom Retromantic Fripperies wooden treat (shipping in January).
I should probably just let the knits do the talking, right?!...
Want a chance to win and e-book copy of this gorgeous, new collection? Just hop on over to Ravelry, pick your favorite knit from the book and give it a "like" or add it to your queue. Then, leave a comment below, making sure you include a way for me to contact you if you are the winner.
Giveaway ends Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST, winner will be announced Monday. Have fun showing this amazing designer some love!