More on the "Spring Creek Jumper"

I am so in LOVE with these pictures that the magazine took for this jumper!  Aren’t they darling?!  When the call for submissions for this issue came out it specifically mentioned that they wanted to feature cables in this issue.  My previous exposure to cables was fairly small, but I went to work designing an intricately cabled table runner that I thought was really nice and that Mr AC loved, and still does.  As I was getting close to mailing the submission, I just wasn’t feeling confident that this would be what they wanted, since they tend to publish more garment patterns than home decor, so I went stash-diving and put together a sketch and swatch for this jumper, though I submitted it as a dress with sleeves.  Wouldn’t you know it, this was the design they wanted.  I remember very distinctly getting the acceptance email because I had just returned to a hotel room after a Michael Buble concert with Mr AC.  We were enjoying a lovely overnight getaway in June.  I was elated when I got the email, and scared at the same time, because I still find it a little scary to design garments.  A pattern for a garment in multiple sizes is a lot more challenging than a one-size-fits-all accessory.

When the yarn arrived I fell in love with it.  It is SOOOOO soft and lovely to work with.  It was apparently so new that they were having trouble getting me enough of it, so it came in two shipments and we had to check to see if the dye lots matched well enough to use together.  If they hadn’t, I’d have been re-doing the dress in green instead, which they also sent me enough of to make the jumper.

This jumper is a little more frilly than my other children’s designs.  I love it! but if you prefer less frilliness, the edging can be easily replaced with more plain stitches.  This is written in sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.  The yarn is Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Collection Rosebud.  If you can afford to use this yarn, I definitely recommend it.  It is wonderful!  I hope that you enjoy it!  I’d love for you to leave a comment with your opinion of it!  See the full preview here.

Happy crafting!

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  1. This jumper is absolutely adorable! It makes me wish I had a little girl to make it for….I'd definitely pick up my crochet hook again to make this. I love the edging and the cable details are wonderful. Your designs are darling!

  2. Sure Jess! I just emailed you! I may do a blog post explaining that round. I will have to ask the editor first if that is okay. If I get the go-ahead, I will put together a blog post about working the pleats in this jumper.