Monday, July 25, 2011

One Week!

After months of knitting, meticulous note-taking, hard work, testing, hours typing, reading, re-typing and re-reading, the Kumfy™ Schlüttli Collection will be published. August 1st is the big day. So exciting! I've re-organized my original Schlüttli pattern to make it a bit more beginner-friendly, added instructions for various cuffs and necklines, and changed the sizing a little bit. The sizes now have a bit larger range- XSmall is a true newborn size, Small will be roughly a 3-9 months size, Medium will be 12-24 months, Large will be 3/4, and then there will be the addition of the sizes 5/6 and 7/8. People have been writing and asking for these larger sizes since I first created my pattern, and I'm so excited that I was able to get them drafted and added to the collection.
Did I say collection? Yes, there will be instructions for three different types of garments in this new edition: The Schlüttli, The Gemütlich, and The Liebkosung. The Kumfy™ Schlüttli is an original Swiss design that I simply put my own spin on. It is knit flat but for the sleeves. The Kumfy™ Gemütlich is a pull-over version of the Schlüttli with a short button band down a portion of the raglan line of the bodice to add embellishment as well as make for ease of dressing when pulling the garment over a wiggly little one's head. The Kumfy™ Liebkosung is a sleep sack available in two sizes (XSmall and Small) with a shape similar to the Gemütlich, but with a longer button band and a drawstring bottom to make for easy diaper changes during the night, and requires no other clothes underneath it for infants during the night. With the Liebkosung, you also do not need a blanket for Baby, which lowers the risks of SIDS.
All styles can be done with long sleeves or short. Long-sleeved sweaters are a classic staple of any winter wardrobe, and the short-sleeved option makes it a versatile garment for year-round: alone in the summer and with a long-sleeved tee underneath for cooler weather.