Yesterday I lost my knitting and it was horrible, I went everywhere and could not found it. Later in the evening I found it again in the restroom in school. The worst thing about losing it wasn’t really the loss but that some one had taken my knitting my beautiful little almost complete baby cardigan of my own design. Only a knitter would have taken that and I believed that another knitter wold understand how much work it was behind that and turn it in. I almost stopped believing in you yesterday. But then on my second round to everywhere i had been during the day I found it sitting on top of the paper towels and I was relieved.
This is the beautiful little cardigan named Whales, I need a test knitter, would you like to be one please email me on docksjo(a)gmail.com
Before I realized that my knitting was missing I bought this lovely fabric for a summers dress and a bargain (89 sek/ meter). The content is 50% linen and 50% cotton.
Little Oak by Alana Dakos, 12 months size knitted in almost 1 skein jitterbug (400 m/150g) on 3.0 mm needles (US 2 1/2). I think it’s adorable, but the yoke is the same for both 6 m and 12 m and for both sizes you decrease before you create the cables and for the 12 m size you decrease quite a bit and I simply think that the yoke is a bit too tight. But I don’t have anyone to try it on, so this might in fact not be a problem. If you are thinking about knitting this cute little sweater, I recommend that you knit it in another size that doesn’t have this varied decreasing. Ex. 6 m or 18 m.
I found tiny acorns (ekollon) buttons on Tummelisa and what is better then acorns on an oak cardigan.
From the recipient: the 1 year size fitted him when he was 4-8 months.
Chickadee by Ysolda Teague Knitted in about 350 grams Visjö on needles 3.5mm and 3.0 mm for the ribbing. With hand-cut mother of pearl buttons from Tummelisa.
Modifications: Ribbing for the cuffs and the bottom, my gauge was a little of so I made one size larger 40″ indeed of 38″, double crochet on the top edge.
If I was to only knit from one brand of yarn I’d choose Pickles, I love all of their yarn that I have tried, they’re soft and wonderful.
I used a little over 4 skeins for a ∼ 5 year size, about 600 meter, needle size 3.5 mm (US 4). Pattern, well the plan was to make a Tobias by Georgie Hallam but the needles wanted something else. I cast on for tobias in size 5-6 years and followed the pattern until most of the raglan and then improvised the rest. I’m very happy about the result and it fits my sister Ebba beautifully and will probably do for some time. The pockets are big enough to use and are a nice detail. If I were to make this again I wold make a peter pan collar instead of this square one.
The button’s come from Tummelisa as always.
Kerrera a wonderful winter cardigan for chilly days, it is knitted in Abuelita Yarns Merino Worsted, with is amazing to knit with. It is similar to Malbrigo by stronger, very strong for being a single ply, I just hop it will hold up as well knitted up.
Kerrera is a wonderful pattern by Gudrun Johnston, I used almost 7 skins almost 1400 meters for size 40″ with extra long sleeves.