Sweater weather.

There is a cool breeze this morning, and after a few rainy days, it’s starting to feel like Fall. So, what better time to introduce a couple of the cutest little cardigans I got the chance of knitting.

When I think of Autumn, I think of the vibrant colors–iconic of the season–and of course, cables. This cardigan has both of those attributes that are staples of Autumn clothing.

 

This sweater is perfect for transitioning any outfit from Summer to Fall, and is worthy of being passed down for many generations. It features a cable and bobble design up each side of the button band, and above the ribbing on the sleeve.

Sweater Weather by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

The 3/4 sleeve keeps little arms warm while the temperatures begin to drop. The mustard yellow hue is an iconic color for Autumn. It is perfect for little ones with sensitive skin, since it was created using a supple superwash wool.

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IMG_9471This sweater was created using the “Mini Rock Rose Cardigan” pattern, designed by Schneckenstrick.  It is available for purchase here! Sorry, this item has been sold.


 

This second sweater was delicately designed and is the perfect compliment to any outfit this Fall/Winter, yet worthy of being passed down for many generations.

Sweater Weather by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

It features an allover lace and leaf design in a pale purple hue. It is lightweight, yet warm since it is made from 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.

Sweater Weather by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

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This sweater was created using the “Petal” pattern, designed by Michele Wang. The sweater is available for purchase here!

More sweaters, patterns, and handmade goodies will be available soon, so keep an eye out!

xo, Rhonda Potteet

 

 

 

 

 

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Lovely Little Legwarmers

These adorable, super soft, delicately cabled little leggings are now available! You can purchase them Here.

img_62121These leg warmers were created with a very fine gauge, supple and soft nylon/acrylic blend, which makes it gentle on sensitive skin, especially great for little ones learning to crawl– they cut down on rash-y knees! The many, tiny stitches allow these leggings to be worn as boot toppers/cuffs for older children without having the bulkiness of some leggings. They are lightweight, yet keep bare legs warm. They are a perfect Easter/Spring accessory since they come in a fresh, minty hue. Easy for mom to care for!

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Makes a beautiful, unique professional photo prop!

Photographed on a 5T:

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Spring-Inspired Surprises.

By: Rhonda Potteet

The Pantone 2014 color of the year is “Radiant Orchid,” which is actually a surprise for me, as I oddly had the desire to knit with purple-y colors recently, inspired by my blooming orchid. I’m not so much a “purple person,” if you will, but aren’t these gorgeous?

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In celebration of this beautiful color, I am offering another pattern for purchase:
The “Kaleidoscope Cap” PDF Knitting Pattern, created using Knit Pick’s Gloss in “Velveteen,” which is a supple fingering weight in a vintage-y purple hue. This pattern can be purchased on Etsy here, or on Ravelry here.

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The finished hat has a lovely, detailed eyelet, lace, and cabled design. The top of the cap is designed to come together symmetrically in a starburst design. Once knitted, this hat is a perfect three-season item.

This pattern is a perfect option for any knitter who knows some intermediate techniques of knitting, such as: k2tog, ssk, yo, a simple cable, and knitting in the round. Pattern includes written instructions, suggestions, and color photos. No prior experience needed of making hats since this pattern gives detailed, step-by-step instructions.

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Winter in the Works.

We can’t help but still be hung-up on Autumn, soaking in the comforting aromas and inspiring colors. But, we have managed to make time preparing for winter and getting in the mode for everything Christmasy and cheerful.

This is a peek of the types of wearables you can expect from Thread Bears® this upcoming winter season. Chunky or aran knits, multitudes of cables, and cheerful colors are in the works! Rhonda Potteet had made this Pomegranate-hued, Pompom Cabled Cap for her daughter to get into Winter-mode.

We’ll keep you posted for when you can expect knits like these, along with festive home décor and one of a kind thread crocheted bears from Thread Bears®.