• Beatriz

Hello again!


Today I bring you the Nogueira Sweater, another design that is part of the Miss Babs 2020 Fall Collection. This sweater was inspired by a small neighborhood in the city of Petropolis, in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cooler temperatures and abundant nature of the place make this neighborhood a very popular weekend destination during Brazil’s fall and winter months. It is a beautiful place that I have had the pleasure to visit many times as I was growing up and holds a dear spot in my heart.

Yarn Miss Babs Killington 85% Polwarth Wool, 15% Tussah Silk; 700 yd/8.5 oz (640 m/240 g) skeins; 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins, shown in Night Life

Or approximately 1190 (1350, 1510, 1660, 1820) (1980, 2140, 2300, 2460) yards/1090 (1240, 1390, 1520, 1670) (1820, 1970, 2110, 2250) meters of DK weight yarn.


Finished Measurements Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) Chest: 33¾ (37¾, 41¾, 45¾, 49¾) (53¾, 57¾, 61¾, 65¾)”/84.5 (94.5, 104.5, 114.5, 124.5) (134.5, 144.5, 154.5, 164.5) cm

Shown in Size 2 (37¾”/94.5 cm), to be worn with 2-4”/5-10 cm of positive ease.


Needles • US 5 3.75 mm circular needle, 32”/80 cm long or size to obtain gauge • US 5 3.75 mm double-pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge • US 3 3.25 mm double-pointed needles, or two sizes smaller than needle used to obtain gauge


Gauge Blocked: 18 stitches and 26 rounds = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch using larger needles. Unblocked: 20 stitches and 25 rounds = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch using larger needles.


I hope you like it!


Photo: Miss Babs

  • Beatriz

Today is my life-long best-friend's birthday and unfortunately I can't be with her today to celebrate and give her a hug (which might be actually a good thing, because she is not really comfortable with hugs LOL).


Anna, I hope you have a great day today and this new cicle brings you lots of joy and reasons to smile. Since meeting you that day in the pool when we were 8, I am grateful to have had you in my life for both the good and not-so-good times. Don't ever stop being this funny and silly person we all love so much. Happy birthday!

  • Beatriz

Hi there!

Today's featured pattern is the Itatiaia Cocoon. This super cozy cocoon-style sweater is part of the Miss Babs 2020 Fall Collection, along with 11 other beautiful pieces from various designers, including my Nogueira Sweater that I will be talking about on the next post.

Inspired by the migration of birds each fall to escape the cold, the pattern is worked in an attractive combination of ribbing, cables, and stockinette stitch, with details at the back and sleeves. Because of its simple construction, this garment is highly customizable in both width and length.


Yarn Miss Babs Yowza 100% Superwash Merino wool; 560 yd/8 oz (512 m/225 g) skeins; 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins, shown in Migration

Or approximately 1120 (1410, 1650, 1710, 1760, 1820) yards/1030 (1290, 1510, 1570, 1610, 1670) meters of DK weight yarn.


Finished Measurements Width measurements are not based on the chest circumference, but on the width from forearm to forearm: 45¼ (49, 52½, 54¼, 56, 57¾)”/113.5 (122, 131, 135.5, 140,144.5) cm Length is measured from the back of the neck to approximately 10”/25 cm below the full-hip (the widest part of your hips): 33¼ (36½, 40, 40, 40, 40)”/83 (91.5, 100, 100, 100, 100) cm


Needles • US 5 3.75 mm circular needle, 32”/80 cm long or longer, or size to obtain gauge. NOTE: Interchangeable needles with cord connectors are recommended to accommodate all stitches for the collar comfortably.


Gauge Blocked: 18 stitches and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch. Unblocked: 20 stitches and 29 rows = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch.


Notions • Blocking tools • Cable needle • Stitch holders or waste yarn • Stitch markers • Tapestry needle


I hope you like it!


Photo: Miss Babs

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