Nikki Van De Car

free patterns

free patterns

free patterns

                                                                                                                                         

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maile sweater

Maile is a fragrant vine endemic to Hawaii, and it is traditionally used as a kind of very special lei; my husband and I wore maile leis on our wedding day. The lei is traditionally worn open, draped over the shoulders, and the leaf pattern in this sweater echoes that.

Size: 0-3 months

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autumn leaves

Don’t be dismayed by the number of rows in this pattern—it’s actually very intuitive. And the leaves on the yoke hang gracefully on tiny shoulders.

Sizes 6-15 months.

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baby cozy

Something toasty and snuggly and protective. A beer cozy, but for babies. A Baby Cozy.

0-6 months.

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honeycomb

A blanket of concentric squishy squares, Like A Honeycomb is simple, homey, and versatile.

It has a comforting but surprisingly modern feel, and knits up very quickly. Worked in stockinette, garter stitch, and an hourglass-looking honeycomb stitch, it changes just often enough to keep things interesting.

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