A Guest Post from my Partner, Kirsty:
When I came across Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard’s work online, I fell in love. I bought two of her beautiful books – Lullaby Knits and, despite having two boys on the way, I couldn’t resist buying Labour of Love, too. Both books are packed with gorgeous photographs, and Vibe speaks so passionately about her work that you can’t help feeling inspired. I was so excited to get started on some of the projects in Lullaby Knits and I couldn’t decide on a starting point, so Amber picked out one of her favourite patterns for me to work on.
Pattern: The Pattern isn’t on Ravelry, but it is the Little Tree Sweater from Lullaby Knits.
Yarn: Cascade 220 (go and have a look at that huge range of beautiful colours!)
I really love this design. The pattern itself is straightforward and easy to follow, and I just adore that beautiful tree! It’s a very simple cabling design and I’d never knit bobbles before, so was pleased to learn something new.
I knit the Cascade yarn with needles a size bigger than I usually use and it’s a really soft, light fabric as a result. I’m currently working on a handful of new projects using Cascade 220, so you can expect to see a few more finished Cascade garments soon!
For anyone looking for a collection of beautiful baby sweaters and cardigans, many featuring stunning cable work, have a look at some of the other patterns included in Lullaby Knits: a straightforward Garter Stitch Cardigan, the Small Cable Sweater, and the Slip Stitch Sweater. I can’t recommend this book enough; you can definitely expect to see more of her patterns featured here!