At this time of year, knitters are often looking for smaller projects or ones using cotton.
You can combine both by knitting kids clothes in cotton. And you end up with colourful, hardwearing garments – so everyone is a winner.
We’ve picked out a few patterns to inspire you
Dungarees and Dress in Rico Baby Cotton Soft DK (pattern number 991) – these play clothes look like a fun knit and are sure to be enjoyed by a toddle. The intarsia on the pockets is an interesting detail and could even be adapted to feature initials.
This girl’s pattern for James C Brett’s It’s Pure Cotton DK (Jb 676) is a great way to try out a lace in a garment.
You could have a good time experimenting with colour blocking with this unisex hoodie pattern in King Cole Cotton Top DK (5376).
Cotton is a great yarn for stitch definition as in this Boy’s Car Jumper in Sirdar Snuggly 100% Cotton (5268).
Colourful cotton is great for casual play sweaters and tops that can be pulled on over a t-shirt and shorts – this one is in Stylecraft Regatta DK (9740).