A new cardigan pattern for children and babies. The pattern is named after the spring bulb Muscari botryoidesin in Swedish Pärlhyacint and its beautiful stacking of the buds is the inspiration for the stitch pattern. As my favourite fashion era is the 1940’s to the 1960’s it’s no wonder that the cardigan has some resemblance of that period. It comes in sizes from newborn all the way up to early teens and I hope that you will like it. I knitted the sample in Rosy green wool, Big merino hug and the pattern is available both as a single pattern in my store and as a pattern yarn kit trough Organic Knitters.
It is finished and super cute. I’m so glad I finally made one. In the pattern, the other side was used as the outside and I did weave in the ends in a way that allowed both sides the be the outside and had planned on placing buttons on both sides, but in the end I just put them on this side. I think it’s the cutest and craziest.
The pattern is from Strikk till mamma go mini but there is a similar for free here in english. I made the 3 month size and the yarn is teetee alpakka dyed by me and the buttons are porcelain from tummelisa.
I’m really glad I didn’t do a larger size due to the hundred or more ends to weave in.
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I am unreasonably proud of this one, the pattern is Nancy kofte by Sandnes garn in hefte 43 kofter. It is knitted in Sandnes Peer Gynt. a 100% Norwegian wool yarn. I made a few modifications the two biggest being short row neck shaping and grading from a larger hip the bust size. It has my favorite wooden buttons and a cotton band covering the cut edges from the steek.
The bets part is that it is finished now when a jacket can be swapped to a nice sweater.
This is a sweater that almost didn’t became completed. I had a lot of doubts on the way, but here it is already well used. The pattern is Argo by Svetlana Volkova and I knitted it a size up to give it a loose fit hoping that it will allow a thiner cardigan underneath on cold days. The yarn I used is Shilasdair Luxury DK w/Camel paired with Navia Uno 1150 meters of each, the Shilasdair yarn was a bit more variated then I expected when I bought it online but paired up with a solid Shetland wool it evened out to a nice green. I really like a slight variation in the colour but not more that that and this is right at the edge of what I like. The angora content together with the wool makes it warm and still light. I thing that the weight can be an issue with warn hand knits or sweaters in general that in order to stay warm you end up wearing 1 kg of sweater, that is adding bulk and stretching out, not very comfortable but at least you’re warm. I’m hoping to make another angora sweater soon so that I have another warm and lights sweater, but I don’t think that will happen in time for this winter, since I’m mostly thinking about my summer wardrobe at the moment.
Wee Envelope from Wee Ones by Ysolda Teague made in Sandnes Alpkka with wood lookalike buttons from my stash. The entire wee ones collection is wonderful and I’ll probably knit all of them eventually. I love making sweaters and now that my time is limited these tiny sweaters are perfect, it has all the wonderful elements of imagining someone wearing it, but in a more manageable size now that there is a lot going on. Mittens or hats really aren’t as exciting as sweaters are.
I have been thinking about making something similar to this incredible cardigan made by Felicia Semple of The Craft Sessions. She made it in yarn bought at a small mill on a vacation and created this by knitting and ripping back if necessary. I think of using a yoked cardigan pattern as base and continue the patterning.
Any ideas on yarn for it, something soft that isn’t superwash in soft colours like these?
An update on my Bohus cardigan, This is my commuting knitting, so the progress is steady but slow. It is the blue one, but I haven’t really followed the pattern, truth be told I haven’t even reed it except for the colour work.
This sweet little cardigan is a new design of mine and I am looking for tester, if you want to be one please read this.
The yarn I used it drops baby alpaca silk and the buttons are porcelain ones from Tummelisa.
My downton cardigan is almost finished all that is missing it the collar and I don’t now how to make it. My yarn amount it quite limited so I don’t think that I have enough for a double in stockinet as in the pattern, but maybe a crochet one.
Do you have any suggestions?
I have made a steek for the first time and it worked just fine, I was afraid the my reinforcement wouldn’t hold but it did and I will do it agin.