Friday, December 4, 2009



Alwyn is part of the Knitty Professors Winter 2009-2010 Collection.

Alwyn Green Chair

Sized for babies from newborn to 18 months, Alwyn is a one-piece jumpsuit knit seamlessly from the top down. To accommodate wiggly babies (and diaper changes), it features buttons at the neck and a zippered right leg.

This wintry jumpsuit was inspired by Wilson Alwyn Bentley, the first known photographer of snowflakes. Bentley photographed over 5000 snowflakes, which he referred to as “tiny miracles of beauty” through a special process he developed. Because the snowflakes melted quickly, Bentley developed a process to capture microscopic images mounted on black velvet to show off their intricate designs.


The Fair Isle pattern reflects Bentley's carefully preserved snowflakes. Shown here in ruby red, it would also look lovely in blue, dark green, or even black. Alwyn makes a perfect holiday outfit for your baby girl or boy.

Alwyn Held

Yarn: Naturally Caron Country (light worsted weight), or any DK/light worsted yarn.

Gauge: 22st and 30 rows/4 inch in stockinette stitch

Sizing Small (3 months); Medium (6 months); Large (12 months); Extra-large (18 months)

Chest: 16[17,19,21]”

Inseam: 6.6[7.5,8.5,9.5,11]”

Nicholas is wearing the size small in these pictures. He was 6 weeks old and about 9 pounds at the time.

Alwyn Front

You can purchase Alwyn singly for $6.00,

or as part of the Winter Collection (7 patterns for $21.00).


Kelly said...

That is so precious. If only I knit well enough to tackle such a delightful project. Who can resist snowflakes? ~Kelly

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ainjylface said...

I started this for my child to be born in December . . . The pattern is off in the raglan setup row. I am short by 4 stitches . . .