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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vintage Inspired Baseball Knits by Allyson Dykhuizen (and a giveaway!)

I love my friend, Allyson Dykhuizen, but there's one subject we disagree on: Baseball.

Namely, I have no opinion, and Allyson has strong, passionate opinions! So when she hinted that she was working on a baseball-themed projet, I was super excited to see what she would come up with!

Allyson's new e-book from Knit Picks, Vintage-Inspired Baseball Knits, is every vintage, sports-loving knitter's dream. Or even if you're just a fan of A League of Their Own, you'll love one of the six patterns, all knit up in Knit Picks yarn.

My favorite is the Harnett Tank, a striped, racerback tank that can be worked in your team's colors. This is a versatile top that can be layered (like above), or worn solo when temperatures start warming up.

The Georgia Peach is a structured jacket closely based on vintage baseball sweaters worn 100 years ago. Allyson has provided charts to embellish the sweater with your team's logo, but I just love it for the shawl collar and toggle buttons. 

And this little guy is too cute to not mention: Baby Babe Ruth is totally getting knit for the next baby boy I see. How cute are the little footies? 

These are just half of the patterns in Vintage-Inspired Baseball Knits, available as an e-book (6 patterns for $9.99 or individual patterns for $4.99 each) on Knit Picks now. 

Allyson has generously offered to giveaway a pattern of your choice to a lucky reader! So please leave a comment and tell me which of the adorable baseball-themed patterns you'd love to knit, and I'll choose one winner. 

Just leave a comment with your name, email address and favorite pattern anytime between now and next Wednesday, February 27th, when I'll announce the winner. 
And be sure to visit the rest of the blog tour for Vintage-Inspired Baseball Knits for more fun:

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


  1. I love the Harnett Tank!


  2. I was so excited when her collection was released, I love love love that Georgia peach design! I also love the trolley it's gonna be hard to decide which one I want to make first!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Angela Hathaway

  3. I love the Harnett Tank. I think the options for colors and fibers is endless. It is perfect for our upcoming spring in Texas.

    Carrie Jackson

  4. I love the Harnett Tank too! I think lots of fun could be had making a Knickerbocker Tee though, I love the fit of it.


  5. The Knickerbocker T looks awesome! Would love to knit it.


  6. I've been thinking about the Georgia Peach ever since I saw the preview pics for the pattern... It would be great for our chilly home openers here in Minnesota.

  7. Oh, wow, I really love that tank. It is too adorable!

  8. The knickerbocker tee knocks my socks off! Awesome job, Allyson.

  9. I love Georgia Peach, but would probably end up knitting them all!


  10. I really like the Knickerbocker Tee and The Georgia Peach!
    Nice patterns!

    StaceyKnitsIt ravelry

  11. I love the Georgia Peach. thanks
    gussek on Ravelry

  12. Baby Babe Ruth!!! I'm drooling over that adorable onsie!!!

    theowlandthebee - ravelry

  13. thanks for sharing..


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