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Rain City Kid

Day five of new pattern releases. For the first eight days of November we’ll be releasing a new pattern each day. Check back often to see more.

I’m having a little love affair with local dyer Rain City Knits. Krista’s studio is in Gastown and occasionally she blesses us with a gorgeous shot of the city from her studio window or neighbourhood. After a glorious, sunny summer and fall in Vancouver, the rain has started pouring again, just in time for my Rain City designs.


Your child might want to eat and sleep in this bright sweater. The seams are knit-in—read no sewing—using colourful garter stitch bands and the pocket linings flash the same colour as the seams for lots of visual impact. The sleeves are worked top down with a short row inset sleeve cap.

For four to twelve-year-olds, this sweater will be a wardrobe staple equally in neutrals or brights. Or how about a neutral paired with a bright?


Krista’s rainbow bright colours make me dream of a pot of gold on our dreary days. Her solid colours have a lovely hand-dyed mottled effect that creates depth in the knitted fabric. As an added bonus, for a limited time we have a coupon code right in the pattern for 20% off of yarn for your project at Rain City Knits shop. How great is that?


Rain City Kid designed by Holli Yeoh
Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 yrs
Finished chest circumference: 28 ¼ (29 ¾, 31 ¼, 33 ¼, 34 ¾)” [70.5 (74.5, 78, 83, 87) cm]
Intended to be worn with about 5” (12.5 cm) positive ease.
Yarn: Rain City Knits Superwash Bluefaced Leicester DK; 246 yd (225 m) per 100 g skein; 100% wool
3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins Electric Coral (MC) (you may not need 4th skein for size 10)
1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skein(s) Rain Drop Blue (CC)
Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4) and 3.75 mm (US 5) needles
Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows to 4” (10 cm) over stocking stitch using larger needles.

New pattern releases for the first eight days of November:
Nov 1 Woven Knuckles
Nov 2 Avery Big Kid
Nov 3 Grenadine
Nov 4 Tip Toe Up

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