Monday, November 29, 2010


Somehow it seems to have slipped my mind to actually mention that the acacia pattern has been released.

That fact pretty much typifies the crazy-hectic-madness-cloud that seems to be hovering over our house at the moment. Tonight I made the decision to stay home from my knitting group to spend some time with DK (Incredible, I know!). We seem to have been doing that ships-that-pass-in-the-night thing of late, and I was struggling to remember a time we spent a quiet evening together.  Don't even get me started on when we spent a quiet weekend together... that is a very distant memory at the moment.  I'm sure most people know what this is like, it comes with the territory of the lead up to Christmas but for some reason this year seems even more crazy!  So together we went grocery shopping, and then together we cooked a lamb roast chock full of loads and loads of vegetables. Just the way we like it.

anyway back to the pattern,

so yes, acacia was released....oh!... almost a fortnight ago *gulp*
I could have sworn it was a week tops....

Acacia is the third pattern in the Australian Wildflower series of patterns, all interlinked by the gathering.

It is also the first pattern from the e-book Spring Wildflowers; this little e-book will contain three patterns; the acacia, the baby acacia (4ply version for newborn to 24 months) and darwinia (dress and baby doll).

acacia is knit in an 8ply/dk weight cotton and features two petals, or versions.
It is sized from 12 months to 10 years.

Petal one

a gathered bodice finished with a cute little ribbon.

Petal two

a fully gathered singlet. A slightly looser fit.

I love this pattern, and when I look back on its development I can't believe it's actually taken me so long to get this pattern to the finished stage!!  Check out how long ago I actually knit the first prototype of this.  yep, that's right, that long ago!!! And no, I don't believe in rushing things, truly.

So acacia is available for sale right now;
you can purchase it individually for $6 or as part of the Spring Wildflowers e-book for $10. If you purchase the e-book the other two patterns will automatically be added to your library, or emailed to you, upon release (which should be in the next few days...all going well)

As usual, patterns are in pdf form, all sizes are colour coded and are written in the usual concise clear manner. Pattern support also comes with the pattern if required. 

Both singlets are knit top-down and are completely seamless. They are incredibly quick knits, deceptively simple but give a gorgeous results. I'm loving these and am hoping to whip up a few for my nieces for Christmas, time permitting! These really are the perfect Spring and Summer garment, they look great with shorts, skirts and jeans; as a singlet or over a t-shirt. I've knit one in a dk weight wool as well and it makes a gorgeous vest (which I must get some photos of tomorrow).

So if you'd like to purchase you can do so via Ravelry or by clicking these little buttons here:

Acacia $6

Spring Wildflowers $10

Happy knitting!
I'm off to finish off a buttery yellow darwinia :)


  1. Well done. I have been waiting for the release of this one. Loved all the test knits :)

  2. I've been reading your blog for just a couple of months. After making Oriental Lily and looking at all of your other beautiful patterns, I couldn't wait for this one to come out! I already have it slated for two little lovelies in my life.

  3. Could it be that you are extra busy because of the KAL as well as releasing all these beautiful patterns just before Christmas!! Surely you must be ever so slightly crazy :)
    I look forward to knitting several of the Acacia patterns - Absolutely love it. Yay for you.

  4. I had a stall at the Mulgrave Makers Market last Sunday and saw a girl wearing one of your dresses. It must be such a thrill to have little girls all over the world wearing clothes you have designed. keep up the amazing work.


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