I’ve said before that I don’t normally like to knit children’s clothes. However, the patterns I have found for my nieces and nephew are really quite cute. This is the next item I’m knitting for my nine week adventure:
The Striped Cardigan is coming along nicely. Not as fast as I’d like it to, but then I was very busy doing other things this weekend. I’m knitting it in one piece to the armholes before separating for the fronts and backs (no point in having more seams to sew than necessary – especially when if you’re having to match stripes up!)
I thought I’d talk about the book I’m taking quite a few of these patterns from – Special Family Knits by Debbie Bliss. I don’t think there is any other book or magazine on my bookshelf that I have knitted so much from! I first knitted Hooded Guernsey from it. Eric has long outgrown his jumper, but I think every now and again that I should knit him another. It was a nice pattern. The little fair isle cardi I’ve just finished also came from this book. There are quite a few other patterns I think that I will eventually get around to knitting from Special Family Knits, including the Rib and Cable Cardigan (for me). You could say it was a very good buy!
Back to the Striped Cardi, I’m knitting this in a lovely soft merino possum yarn. I’m deliberately keeping it cropped (like in the photo) because my niece lives in a part of New Zealand where it doesn’t get very cold. She’ll like the warmth of possum, but it will be good for her to have a bit of ‘ventilation’, as the cardigan might be a bit too warm otherwise.
Hopefully I’ll have more to show you soon.
Have a great week!