Acharn Romper pattern discount

February 16, 2018

Hello! Today I have a new pattern to share with you from Rainer & Bear. The Acharn Romper was part of a hand knitted collection designed exclusively for Fortnum & Mason, and now you can knit it too! Rainer & Bear patterns are beautifully produced with instructions that are easy to follow with a style that is vintage inspired and classic baby. Isn't this romper just precious with the cable detail down the sides and on the straps? The designers have kindly offered my readers a 30% discount on the pattern until the end of February using the coupon code: knitionary. I've got my yarn chosen and my pattern printed and I'm ready to knit this for my beautiful seven month old grandson.

The Acharn Romper by Rainer & Bear

It's super easy to use a coupon code, but if you've never used one, here's how it's done:

How to use a coupon code:

Click the pattern link above.
Select "add to cart", then select "checkout" on the pop-up window.
Hit the "add a coupon" button and type in knitionary.
Hit the "apply now" button.
The adjusted price will reflect the 30% discount.
Ater purchase, your pattern will be available to download and print.

It is a fact that all babies look scrumptious in hand knits. I've knit baby garments for years and feel so lucky that I now have a baby model right in my own family!

I make sure that all my baby knits are made with soft, machine washable fibers (I use mostly wool, cotton, or a blend of both). The Acharn Romper calls for DK weight yarn and I have chosen the soft and machine-washable Rowan Softyak DK for my new project. I love this yarn. It is predominately cotton with 15% yak and a dash of nylon. It knits up easily and beautifully, with a bit of sheen, and soft enough to go next to anyone's skin. It has a chain construction and therefore has a bit of bounce that helps to make the stitches line up evenly. Definitely not your everyday cotton. Below is a list of my favorite knitting yarns for baby; all are machine wash, super soft, easy to knit, and readily available:

Three Irish Girls Springvale DK--100% wool
Rowan Summerlite 100% cotton in either DK weight or fingering weight
I also love the Debbie Bliss Cashmerinos in sport weight or aran weight,
a blend of wool, acrylic, and cashmere.

This winter our little guy is wearing the knits I made for him before he was born. Likely he won't fit into any of these next winter, but we love them so much I'm planning to knit them again using the same patterns and the same yarn but knitting a size or two larger. The first one below is the Alaskan Pullover by Ainur Berkim. My son wants it again exactly the way it is--same colors, same yarn, and in fact is obsessed with it and wants one for himself! The designer says her husband wants one too so she is working on adult sizing. When I hear it's available, I'll make sure to let you know.

Stitches West is next weekend and I'm heading straight to the Three Irish Girls booth to get some Springvale DK again to remake this darling Silver Birch from Sarah Cooke below in the next size up. Won't this be too cute in red? Or a bright blue? I'm open to anything, including this pretty sea glass color again.

He has his learner's permit already! 

The Jump For Joy hoodie uses aran weight yarn. The machine wash Rowan yarn I used was discontinued so I'm bringing the pattern with me to Stitches to see what I can find. I'm open to any color but the kids do like this gray with the yellow and red touches. The pictures above and below are of our backyard explorations. He sits low in his little push car and we circle the garden a few times to pick flowers, swat oranges, pat moss, pick up sticks, that sort of thing. It takes a good half hour to do all this and when I have him for the day, we explore once in the morning and again in the afternoon. It's so sweet to see him concentrate on some tiny thing, but I wish I had a nickel for every time I've asked him not to put something in his mouth.

My little explorer has found something he likes! 

It looks tasty!

He's very good at stopping when I ask him to not put something in his mouth.

 But seconds later he tries again.

The stick was a terrific find. He held on to it for ages.
My little darling. I love him so much.

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  1. Such adorable knits! ❤️ And your grandson is such a cutie pie ��

  2. The models look like Hansel and Gretel.

    The photos of Carter are adorable. He is soooooo cute.



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