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Saturday, October 15, 2016

About Little Precious Stitch

About us

classics inspired modern designs. baby clothing and accessories

1. When did you learn crocheting and knitting?

My mother taught me crocheting when I was in primary school. I made charms and pencil cases to give away to my friends then. During my college year, I learned knitting from a craft shop owner and YouTube. However, I left the hobby aside for many years and picked them up when I was pregnant with my daughter. And I have never stopped since.

2. What inspired you to start Little Precious Stitch?

I started designing patterns when I was pregnant. I want to shower my dear baby with dainty clothing and accessories purposely designed for her. This blog is established as a platform to share the timeless classical designs with modern flair. 

3. Tell us about your designing process.

I am inspired by many things, the colours of the yarn, the nature and simply everything around me. I like to incorporate classical stitch such as cable into my designs. Seaming is a nightmare for me, and it can take ages for me to seam pieces together. I love seamless patterns, so all of my sweater pattern (well as for now) are constructed in a way to minimize or avoid seaming.

I like to decide which decorative motif I want to incorporate in my design first. Next, I would consider how to incorporate the stitch into a design’s construction. I also like to make my patterns customized to the liking of crafters. Therefore, I add variations such as different hemming methods or cuff designs in the pattern.

4. What is your favourite yarn to work with?

As a person from a tropical county, I prefer natural fibre like 100% cotton or yarn with a high percentage of cotton. For baby clothing, I prefer thinner yarn, like DK and sports. It feels more delicate overall in comparison with thicker yarn.                                                                                        Do you have other obsessions aside from yarn crafting?

Absolutely! I love coffee, Japanese craft books, hand lettering, bullet journaling, and I’m learning sewing baby clothing. I guess I don't have the patience to make adult clothing. LOL!

5. How do you find time to crochet and knit?

To find ‘me’-time for crafting is hard for a mom who works full-time is hard, I have to admit. Waking up early (for me 6sm) and pre-planning in my bullet journal help tremendously. I usually indulge in knitting, crocheting, and pattern write-up when the baby naps and in midnights.

6. What camera are you using?

I don't own a fancy camera. I just use my iPhone SE to snap all photos. Emil Parkalis shares tonnes of tips on how to snap photos like a pro on

More questions you want to ask? Want to know more about Little Precious Stitch? Just comment below. =)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Test Knitters Wanted - Spring Bloom Baby Cardigan

Hi all, I've just completed this darling baby cardigan size 12 - 18 months, and completing the sleeves of size 6 - 12 months. It's open for test knitting now. Go over to my Ravelry forum post to respond to it. 

Size 12-18 months for my colleague who ordered a custom made for her daughter,

Size 6-12 months for my daughter. There is an extra yarn over in this one compared to the brown one above.

Introducing the dainty baby sweater with lace yoke! The lace yoke is designed to make knitting interesting and add sweetness of this adorable piece. No short row is needed to accommodate for room for shoulder, which makes it an easy knitting piece.
Target Number of Testers: 10 (about 1-2 testers for each size)
Approximate Hours to Complete: 10 - 15 hours
Deadline: 25th November 2016 (Flexible)
  • 3.9 mm 60cm-long circular needles (or other size to obtain gauge)
  • 3.9 mm dpn (or other size to obtain gauge)
  • 3.67 mm circular needles (or other size to obtain gauge)
  • waste yarn
  • markers
  • darning needle
  • buttons
Yarn (Light worsted 100% cotton or any other material, as long as it’s not fuzzy like eyelash yarn which might impair the visibility of design) 
For size: 0-6 (6-12, 12-18, 18-24, 24-48) months 
500 (700, 800, 1000, 1200) metres
Intermediate, techniques used in the pattern: pick up, provisional cast on
Pattern Style: abbreviated, written, with chart for the lace yoke.
Inexperienced knitting testers accepted? Yes!
Digital photo of FO required? Yes, please. =)
Expectation on test knitting: 
I would like
  • Each tester knits the sweater of their chosen size. If more than 2 testers knit the same size, I’ll request another tester to knit the size no one picks up.
  • pattern to be tested on the clarity of the pattern, technical errors, spelling errors and layout.
  • I would like testers to post photos to their project page and link their project page to the pattern page once it goes live. Photos and pattern details cannot be shared publicly in any form (Ravelry, blog, etc) until they have confirmation from me and the pattern is published.
  • to have feedback on the fit of the items so preference will be given to testers with children to try the items on.
  • generic project survey filled in, specifically on the clarity of the pattern, technical errors, spelling errors and layout.