Vintage-Inspired Baseball Knits is a collection of six patterns that, you might guess, are inspired by baseball history - pulling directly from its styles as well as its players. Each piece has a well thought-out background story, and I encourage you to visit the Ravelry pages linked below to read Allyson's fantastic write-ups. And the designs themselves are great -- incredibly fun, spring-and-summery pieces, four of which are garments that are sporty and feminine at the same time, a team-themed blanket for taking to the ballpark, and the CUTEST baby outfit (Just wait. It is SO FREAKING CUTE.) I love the pattern photos, too...the model looks like she's having so much fun!
You can find the whole collection on Ravelry as well as on Knit Picks, where you can purchase it in e-book form for $9.99 and as individual patterns for $4.99 each. Allyson has even charted up 16 different vintage team logos, which you can download for free and use to personalize your knits.
Here are the knits (and, again, you should really visit their Ravelry pages to read more).
(Note: all photos are © Knit Picks)
The Georgia Peach, inspired by Ty Cobb and the sweaters players wore a century ago.
Trolley Dodger, which is named for (and has the colors of) the earliest incarnation of the team that would become my least favorite team in baseball...but the sweater is pretty cute anyway. :)
Stadium Blanket, which I need to make before baseball season starts, because AT&T park is freezing 100% of the time. This will be perfect!
Harnett Tank, celebrating women in baseball - woot!
Knickerbocker Tee, an adorable, feminine take on the baseball tee.
and Baby Babe Ruth, perhaps the cutest thing I have ever seen IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.
Now here's the really exciting part -- Allyson has offered to send a pattern of the winner's choosing to one lucky reader of The Yarniad! To enter, please leave a comment here by
Again, you can find the whole collection on Knit Picks here and Ravelry here.
And here's the full blog tour schedule -- be sure to check out the upcoming stops for more chances to win!
Mon Feb 18 - Magical Grammar
Wed Feb 20 - Under the Red Umbrella
Fri Feb 22 - The Yarniad
Sat Feb 23 - Voolenvine
Mon Feb 25 - Canary Knits
Wed Feb 27 - Adaly Myles Place
Fri March 1st - Subway Knits