Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Duetta

It's Wednesday again. And we're trying really hard to keep the screaming caps and the exclamation marks to a minimum. But today's the day we promised we'd show you our newest design. We're so excited. Never has anything come together so easily, so well and so close to our vision.

Duetta Copyright © Cheryl Coville 2012

This is   Duetta  ...... where quilting and knitting come together to make beautiful music.......and a pretty darling little baby sweater. The knitting brings softness, drape and a comfortable fit while the quilted yoke lends structure and beauty.



We've done it with an appliquéd heart design and we've done a paper-pieced chevron design. Of course, the peek we showed last week was this crazy quilted version. We think you could do just about anything on that yoke. Cross-stitch, maybe? Embroidery, for sure.

The knitting's done in fingering weight yarn which could include sock yarn. The quilting requires less than a fat quarter of fabric. Duetta is a very simple design that assumes only a basic level of knitting and quilting skills. It is sized for 9 - 12 months.

Copyright © Stephanie Coville 2012
The hardest part is probably finding a cute baby worthy of such a lovely sweater. But, we've got that covered, too. How lucky are we?

Copyright © Stephanie Coville 2012
Grandma Coco has already tested the pattern and according to our friend Kate, that means it's ready for Beta testing (which is where an objective third party tries it out). We are therefore looking for a couple of people who would like to test drive it. We'd like someone to try the appliquéd hearts version and someone to make the paper-pieced chevron design and report back on their experience. Ideally, we'd like that to be done in the next month. So, if you'd like to make a sweet baby sweater, please contact us at:  grandmacocosdesigns (at) gmail (dot) com  and we'll send you out the Beta version of Duetta.


This being Wednesday, we're linking to the Needle and Thread Network.
Be sure to click on over and see what the other Canadian needleworkers are up to.



~ Happy Day!


12 comments:

  1. You keep getting clever-er and clever-er! This is sooooo adorable, I think my favourite is that chevron (maybe because my babies were all boys.) Wish I could help you with the testing, it will be fun to see the colours your testers choose. Beutiful work, Cheryl!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such a sweet and creative idea , good luck with your testing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you for your very nice comment...love your little sweaters...and the baby.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I absolutely adore it but I can't knit...:( I pinned though for future reference:)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Those sweaters are adorable! If I knitted, I'd totally make one. Great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a wonderful idea and design! What a happy blend for quilters who knit! I want very much to volunteer, but can't be sure of finishing within a month's time - and I have 2 skeins of variegated sock yarn ready, too. I'll just have to wait impatiently to buy your pattern - and that will be a great hardship!

    Your creativity and accomplishments continue to amaze and astound me. You are such a great talent!

    ReplyDelete
  7. That's a very clever combo. Wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  8. That baby is adorable and so are your sweaters. Love them and your socks for your husband yesterday were great. I'm looking forward to the day when go outside without sock!!

    P.S. Re your comment on the cream puffs. Eclairs are made with the same pastry and yes, the difference is just the shape, size and the chocolate ganache.

    ReplyDelete
  9. such a cute sweater.... and babe too.I'll drop you a line, sew that I could maybe give it a try for you.
    in stitches
    Annette

    ReplyDelete
  10. Meant to add that you couldn't possibly have found a more darling model! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ahhhhh! So cute. And the sweater is adorable too ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. what a wonderful design! I'm going to be a first time Grandma in August, and this would be darling to make!

    ReplyDelete

Grandma Coco welcomes your comments. Thanks for taking the time to leave a message. Because we know we'll get spam, we're reminding everybody not to click on any link in the comments section. Just ignore the spammers and maybe they'll go away. Ha!